1. [syn: hematite, haematite]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hematite \Hem"a*tite\, n. [L. haematites, Gr. ? bloodlike, fr.
a"i^ma, a"i`matos, blood.] (Min.)
An important ore of iron, the sesquioxide, so called because
of the red color of the powder. It occurs in splendent
rhombohedral crystals, and in massive and earthy forms; --
the last called red ocher. Called also specular iron,
oligist iron, rhombohedral iron ore, and bloodstone.
See Brown hematite, under Brown.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the principal form of iron ore; consists of ferric oxide in
crystalline form; occurs in a red earthy form [syn: