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 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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  • Spathic iron — Spathic Spath ic, a. [Cf. F. spathique, fr. F. & G. spath spar.] Like spar; foliated or lamellar; spathose. [1913 Webster] {Spathic iron} (Min.), siderite. See {Siderite} (a) . [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spathic iron — noun or spathic iron ore : siderite * * * spathic iron noun Another name for ↑siderite (see under ↑sidero ) • • • Main Entry: ↑spathic …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • spathic iron ore — noun see spathic iron …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spathic — Spath ic, a. [Cf. F. spathique, fr. F. & G. spath spar.] Like spar; foliated or lamellar; spathose. [1913 Webster] {Spathic iron} (Min.), siderite. See {Siderite} (a) . [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spathic — adj. (of a mineral) like spar (see SPAR(3)), esp. in cleavage. Phrases and idioms: spathic iron ore = SIDERITE. Derivatives: spathose adj. Etymology: spath spar f. G Spath …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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