a brownish, amorphous mineral mixture of several iron oxides, esp. goethite, used as a coloring agent: sometimes an ore of iron
Origin of limonite; from 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)·nH2O, used as a minor ore of iron.
Origin of limoniteGerman Limonit, from Greek leim&omacron;n, meadow.