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n.1.(Min.) A mineral of a red, or brownish or yellowish red color. It is a chromate of lead; - called also phœnicocroite.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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This mineral, blood-red and tabular in habit, was initially named melanochroite, and later (1839) changed to phoenicochroite.