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noun (m., 1
blood-stone, a kind of red iron-ore, hematite
A red-colored precious stone
haematītes, ae, m.
, = αἱματίτης. blood-stone, a kind of red iron-ore, hematite, Plin. 36, 16, 25, §§ 129, 130; 36, 20, 37, § 144.
—In apposition: lapis haematites purgat, Cels. 5, 3.
— A red-colored precious stone, Plin. 37, 10, 60, § 169.