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.