Definition of Romanite in US English:

Romanite

noun

  • 1US. Any of several varieties of dessert apple, chiefly late-ripening and with a red skin; (formerly especially) = "rambo". Also with distinguishing word. Now rare.

  • 2A Roman Catholic. Compare "Romanist". rare.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Coxe. From Roman + -ite. The reason for the use in sense 1 is unclear; it may be related to sense 2, or may reflect a quite different sense of Roman.

Pronunciation

Romanite

/ˈrəʊmənʌɪt/