American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A rare lead chromate mineral, PbCrO4, that forms brilliant orange crystals.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mineral, a native chromate of lead or red-lead ore, found in brilliant red crystals in the Urals and Brazil, and also massive.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Min.) Lead chromate occuring in crystals of a bright hyacinth red color; -- called also
red lead ore.
- Alteration of French crocoise, from Greek krokoeis, saffron-colored, from krokos, saffron; see crocus. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Chromium is a metallic element found in nature in the form of chromite ore or the mineral crocoite.”
“This mineral, crocoite (PbCrO4, lead chromate), was known as “red lead” because of the beautiful orange-red color of its crystals.”
“Chromium produces the color orange-red color of crocoite, (lead chromate).”
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