Definition for FLOS-FER-RI

FLOS-FER-RI, n. [L. flower of iron.]

A mineral, a variety of arragonite, called by Jameson, after Haiiy, coralloidal arragonite. It occurs in little cylinders, sometimes diverging and ending in a point, and sometimes branched, like coral. Its structure is fibrous, and the surface, which is smooth, or garnished with little crystaline points, is often very white, with a silken luster. It takes this name from its being often found in cavities in veins of sparry iron. Cleaveland.

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