• WordNet 3.6
    • n rhodochrosite a mineral consisting of manganese carbonate; a source of manganese
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rhodochrosite (Min) Manganese carbonate, a rose-red mineral sometimes occuring crystallized, but generally massive with rhombohedral cleavage like calcite; -- called also dialogite.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rhodochrosite Native manganese protocarbonate, a mineral occurring in rhombohedral crystals, or massive with rhombohedral cleavage, usually of a delicate rose-red color. It is isomorphous with the other rhombohedral carbonates, calcite or calcium carbonate, siderite or iron carbonate, etc. Also called dialogite.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. "ro`don the rose + a coloring


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The swirling patterns suggest blowups of agate, malachite, rhodochrosite and other mineral stones that have been cut and polished.