a reddish brown to black, rhombohedral mineral, FeO, that is a major ore of iron; ferric oxide
Origin of hematiteClassical Latin haematites from Classical Greek haimatit?s, literally , bloodlike, red iron ore from haima, blood: see hemo-
A black or blackish-red to brick-red mineral, essentially Fe2O3, the chief ore of iron.
Origin of hematiteMiddle English emathite, ematites from Latin haematītēs from Greek (lithos) haimatītēs bloodlike (stone) from haima haimat- blood
(usually uncountable, plural hematites)
- An iron ore, mainly peroxide of iron, Fe2O3.