limonite definition by Webster's New World
a brownish, amorphous mineral mixture of several iron oxides, esp. goethite, used as a coloring agent: sometimes an ore of iron
Origin: ; from Classical Greek leimōn, meadow, origin, originally , low ground (for Indo-European base see limb) plush -ite
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- limonitic adjective
limonite definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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: German Limonit, from Greek leimōn, meadow.
- liˌmo·nitˈic adjective