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Meaning of SIDERITE

Pronunciation:  'sidu`rIt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a meteorite consisting principally of nickel and iron
  2. [n]  iron ore in the form of ferrous carbonate
 

SIDERITE is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: chalybite
 
 See Also: iron ore, meteorite

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sid"er*ite\, n. [L. sideritis loadstone, Gr. ????,
????, of iron, from ???? iron.]
1. (Min.)
   (a) Carbonate of iron, an important ore of iron occuring
       generally in cleavable masses, but also in
       rhombohedral crystals. It is of a light yellowish
       brown color. Called also {sparry iron}, {spathic
       iron}.
   (b) A meteorite consisting solely of metallic iron.
   (c) An indigo-blue variety of quartz.
   (d) Formerly, magnetic iron ore, or loadstone.

2. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus {Sideritis}; ironwort.

 

 

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