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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A rare lead chromate mineral, PbCrO4, that forms brilliant orange crystals.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mineral, a native chromate of lead or red-lead ore, found in brilliant red crystals in the Urals and Brazil, and also massive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Min.) Lead chromate occuring in crystals of a bright hyacinth red color; -- called also red lead ore.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun mineralogy A rare red mineral; lead chromate, PbCrO4.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration of French crocoise, from Greek krokoeis, saffron-colored, from krokos, saffron; see crocus.]

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