crocoite

[kroh-koh-ahyt, krok-oh-]
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noun

a yellow, orange, or red mineral, lead chromate, PbCrO4, formed by replacement.

Nearby words

  1. crocodile bird,
  2. crocodile clip,
  3. crocodile tears,
  4. crocodile tears syndrome,
  5. crocodilian,
  6. crocosmia,
  7. crocus,
  8. crocus sack,
  9. croesus,
  10. croft

Origin of crocoite

1835–45; < Greek krokó(eis) saffron-colored + -ite1; see crocus

Also called cro·co·i·site [kroh-koh-uh-zahyt, krok-oh-] /ˈkroʊ koʊ əˌzaɪt, ˈkrɒk oʊ-/.

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crocoite

crocoisite (krəʊˈkəʊɪˌsaɪt, ˈkrəʊkwəˌsaɪt)

noun

a rare orange secondary mineral consisting of lead chromate in monoclinic crystalline form. Formula: PbCrO 4Also called: red-lead ore

Word Origin for crocoite

C19: from Greek krokoeis saffron-coloured, golden + -ite 1

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