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limonite


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Limonite  \Li"mon*ite\  (l[imac]"m[o^]n*[imac]t),  n.  [Gr.  leimw`n 
  any  moist  grassy  place  a  meadow  :  cf  F.  limonite,  G. 
  limonit.]  (Min.) 
  Hydrous  sesquioxide  of  iron,  an  important  ore  of  iron, 
  occurring  in  stalactitic,  mammillary,  or  earthy  forms,  of  a 
  dark  brown  color,  and  yellowish  brown  powder.  It  includes  bog 
  iron.  Also  called  {brown  hematite}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  limonite 
  n  :  a  widely  occurring  iron  oxide  ore;  a  mixture  of  goethite  and 
  hematite  and  lepidocrocite 




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