[kur-mee-zahyt, -muh-sahyt, kur-mes-ahyt]
a mineral, antimony oxysulfide, Sb 2 S 2 O, occurring usually in tufts of red capillary crystals.

1835–45; kermes + -ite1 Unabridged
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Distinctly reddish kermesite, an oxidation product of stibnite, frequently covers the stibnite blades.
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