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

 

haematite

 noun
(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 Origin late Middle English: via Latin from Greek haimatitēs (lithos) ‘blood-like (stone)’, from haima, haimat- ‘blood’.

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