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hematite


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hematite  \Hem"a*tite\,  n.  [L.  haematites,  Gr  ?  bloodlike,  fr 
  a"i^ma,  a"i`matos,  blood.]  (Min.) 
  An  important  ore  of  iron,  the  sesquioxide,  so  called  because 
  of  the  red  color  of  the  powder.  It  occurs  in  splendent 
  rhombohedral  crystals,  and  in  massive  and  earthy  forms;  -- 
  the  last  called  red  ocher.  Called  also  {specular  iron}, 
  {oligist  iron},  {rhombohedral  iron  ore},  and  {bloodstone}. 
  See  {Brown  hematite},  under  {Brown}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hematite 
  n  :  the  principal  form  of  iron  ore;  consists  of  ferric  oxide  in 
  crystalline  form  occurs  in  a  red  earthy  form  [syn:  {haematite}] 




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