a brownish, amorphous mineral mixture of several iron oxides, esp. goethite, used as a coloring agent: sometimes an ore of iron
Origin of limonitefrom Classical Greek leim?n, meadow, origin, originally , low ground (for Indo-European base see limb) + -ite
Any of a group of widely occurring yellowish-brown to black iron oxide minerals, essentially FeO(OH) · n H2O, used as a minor ore of iron.
Origin of limoniteOriginally, bog iron ore from German Limonit ( coined on the model of German Wiesenerz ) ( Wiesen meadow ) ( Erz ore )Greek leimōn meadow, moist grassy place (of unknown origin) German -it -ite ( from Latin -ītēs ; see -ite 1. )