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limonite

[lahy-muh-nahyt] /ˈlaɪ məˌnaɪt/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
an amorphous hydrated ferric oxide, varying in color from dark brown to yellow, used as an ore of iron.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < Greek leimṓn meadow + -ite1
Related forms
limonitic
[lahy-muh-nit-ik] /ˌlaɪ məˈnɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for limo-nite

limonite

/ˈlaɪməˌnaɪt/
noun
1.
a common brown, black, or yellow amorphous secondary mineral that consists of hydrated ferric oxides and is a source of iron. Formula: FeO(OH).nH2O
Derived Forms
limonitic (ˌlaɪməˈnɪtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C19: probably from Greek leimōn, translation of earlier German name, Wiesenerz meadow ore
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