limonite

[lahy-muh-nahyt]

Origin of limonite

1815–25; < Greek leimṓn meadow + -ite1
Related formsli·mo·nit·ic [lahy-muh-nit-ik] /ˌlaɪ məˈnɪt ɪk/, adjective
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limonite

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). n H 2 O
Derived Formslimonitic (ˌlaɪməˈnɪtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for limonite

C19: probably from Greek leimōn, translation of earlier German name, Wiesenerz meadow ore
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