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crocoite

[kroh-koh-ahyt, krok-oh-] /ˈkroʊ koʊˌaɪt, ˈkrɒk oʊ-/
noun
1.
a yellow, orange, or red mineral, lead chromate, PbCrO 4 , formed by replacement.
Also called crocoisite
[kroh-koh-uh-zahyt, krok-oh-] /ˈkroʊ koʊ əˌzaɪt, ˈkrɒk oʊ-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of crocoite
1835-1845
1835-45; < Greek krokó(eis) saffron-colored + -ite1; see crocus
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British Dictionary definitions for crocoite

crocoite

/ˈkrəʊkəʊˌaɪt/
noun
1.
a rare orange secondary mineral consisting of lead chromate in monoclinic crystalline form. Formula: PbCrO4 Also called red-lead ore
Word Origin
C19: from Greek krokoeis saffron-coloured, golden + -ite1
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