Siderite 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. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus {Sideritis}; ironwort. [1913 Webster]

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