limonitic

limonite

[lahy-muh-nahyt]
noun Mineralogy.
an amorphous hydrated ferric oxide, varying in color from dark brown to yellow, used as an ore of iron.

Origin:
1815–25; < Greek leimṓn meadow + -ite1

limonitic [lahy-muh-nit-ik] , adjective
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limonite (ˈlaɪməˌnaɪt)
 
n
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
 
[C19: probably from Greek leimōn, translation of earlier German name, Wiesenerz meadow ore]
 
limonitic
 
adj

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