• WordNet 3.6
    • n limonite a widely occurring iron oxide ore; a mixture of goethite and hematite and lepidocrocite
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Limonite lī"mŏn*īt (Min) Hydrous sesquioxide of iron, an important ore of iron, occurring in stalactitic, mammillary, or earthy forms, of a dark brown color, and yellowish brown powder. It includes bog iron. Also called brown hematite.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n limonite An important iron ore which is found earthy, concretionary, or mammillary and fibrous. Its brownish-yellow streak distinguishes it from hematite. It forms the bog-iron of existing marshes. Its color varies from dark brown to ocher-yellow. It consists of sesquioxid of iron 85.6 and water 14.4. Also called brown hematite and brown iron ore.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Limonite lī′mō-nīt an iron ore—also Brown hematite and Brown iron ore
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. leimw`n any moist grassy place, a meadow: cf. F. limonite, G. limonit,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. leimōn, a meadow.


In literature:

Sandstone of various colours was the chief material employed by the Khmers; limonite was also used.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
An implement or ceremonial stone of ferruginous slate, possibly a clay iron-stone, or limonite.
"Illustrated Catalogue of a Portion of the Collections Made" by William H. Holmes
About 5 per cent of the world's iron ores are magnetites, and the remainder are limonites and iron carbonates.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
Near Lithgow extensive deposits of limonite, or clay-band ore, are interbedded with coal.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
Other iron oxides, like haematite and limonite, may be present as alteration-products of the magnetite.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
Both ferrous carbonate and limonite, however, occur in irregular surface deposits.
"North America" by Israel C. Russell
The green sand when weathered is brown or rusty coloured, the glauconite being oxidized to limonite.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 1" by Various
Limonite is a ferric hydrate, conforming typically with the formula Fe4O3(OH)6, or 2Fe2O3.3H2O.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6" by Various