goethite

[ goh-thahyt, gœ-tahyt ]
/ ˈgoʊ θaɪt, ˈgœ taɪt /

noun

a very common mineral, iron hydroxide, HFeO2, occurring in crystals, but more commonly in yellow or brown earthy masses: an ore of iron.

Nearby words

  1. goethals,
  2. goethals, george washington,
  3. goethe,
  4. goethe, johann wolfgang von,
  5. goethian,
  6. goetz,
  7. gofer,
  8. goffer,
  9. goffering,
  10. goffstown

Origin of goethite

1815–25; named after Goethe; see -ite1

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British Dictionary definitions for goethite

goethite

gthite

/ (ˈɡəʊθaɪt, German ˈɡøːtiːt) /

noun

a black, brown, or yellow mineral consisting of hydrated iron oxide in the form of orthorhombic crystals or fibrous masses. Formula: FeO(OH)

Word Origin for goethite

C19: named after Goethe

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