Definition of roméite in US English:

roméite

(also romeite)

noun

Mineralogy
  • An antimony-containing mineral which occurs as yellow to reddish-brown octahedral crystals, typically in metamorphosed manganese-bearing hydrothermal deposits.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Nicol (1810–1879), geologist. From French roméite, apparently alteration (with suffix substitution: compare -ite) of roméine. Compare German Romeït.

Pronunciation

roméite

/ˈrəʊmɪʌɪt/