sparry iron
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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  • Sparry iron — Sparry Spar ry, a. [From {Spar}.] Resembling spar, or consisting of spar; abounding with spar; having a confused crystalline structure; spathose. [1913 Webster] {Sparry iron} (Min.), siderite. See {Siderite} (a) . {Sparry limestone} (Min.), a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sparry iron — Spathic iron, carbonate of iron, spathose iron, siderite …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sparry iron — noun : siderite …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sparry — Spar ry, a. [From {Spar}.] Resembling spar, or consisting of spar; abounding with spar; having a confused crystalline structure; spathose. [1913 Webster] {Sparry iron} (Min.), siderite. See {Siderite} (a) . {Sparry limestone} (Min.), a coarsely… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sparry limestone — Sparry Spar ry, a. [From {Spar}.] Resembling spar, or consisting of spar; abounding with spar; having a confused crystalline structure; spathose. [1913 Webster] {Sparry iron} (Min.), siderite. See {Siderite} (a) . {Sparry limestone} (Min.), a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spathic iron — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spathic iron — See sparry iron …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sedimentary rock — Rock formed at or near the Earth s surface by the accumulation and lithification of fragments of preexisting rocks or by precipitation from solution at normal surface temperatures. Sedimentary rocks can be formed only where sediments are… …   Universalium

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