Definition of haematite noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(British English) (North American English hematite) noun
BrE BrE//ˈhiːmətaɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhiːmətaɪt//
[uncountable] (geology)
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a dark red rock from which iron is obtained Word Originlate Middle English: via Latin from Greek haimatitēs (lithos) ‘blood-like (stone)’, from haima, haimat- ‘blood’.

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