Definition of phoenicochroite in English:

phoenicochroite

noun

Mineralogy
  • A mineral of the monoclinic crystal system which consists of an oxide of lead and chromium, Pb ₂ CrO ₅, and occurs as dark red masses.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Nicol (1810–1879), geologist. From German Phönikochroit from ancient Greek ϕοινικο-, combining form (in e.g. ϕοινικόπτερος) of ϕοινικ-, ϕοῖνιξ dark red + -χροος -coloured (from χρώς colour from the same base as χρῶμα colour) + German -it.

Pronunciation

phoenicochroite

/ˌfiːnɪˈkɒkrəʊʌɪt/