a glassy pinkish-to-gray mineral, MnCO, an ore of manganese
Origin of rhodochrositeGerman rhodochrosit from Classical Greek rhodochr?s, rose-colored ( from rhodon, rose: see Rhoda) + chr?sis, a coloring from chr?s, color, akin to chr?ma: see chrome + German -it, -ite
A mineral consisting mainly of manganese carbonate, MnCO3, light pink to rose-red in color with a pearly or vitreous luster, used as a manganese ore.
Origin of rhodochrositeGerman Rhodochrosit from Greek rhodokhrōs rose-colored rhodo- rhodo- khrōs color
(countable and uncountable, plural rhodochrosites)
From Ancient Greek ῥοδόχρως (rhodokhrōs, “having rosy colour”), from ῥόδον (rhodon, “rose”) + χρώς (khros, “colour”).