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 for Limonite
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Limonite \Li"mon*ite\ (l[imac]"m[o^]n*[imac]t), n. [Gr. leimw`n
     any moist grassy place, a meadow: cf. F. limonite, G.
     limonit.] (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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a widely occurring iron oxide ore; a mixture of goethite
           and hematite and lepidocrocite

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