Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A green to brown or black calcium-iron garnet, Ca3Fe2(SiO4)3.

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  • n. A nesosilicate mineral of the garnet group with chemical formula Ca3Fe2Si3O12.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A variety of common garnet containing calcium and iron. See garnet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a garnet consisting of calcium iron silicate and having any color ranging from yellow and green to brown and black; used as gemstone

Etymologies

After José Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • These are all silicates, the almandite garnets being silicates of iron and aluminum; the pyrope garnets are silicates of magnesium and aluminum; the hessonite garnets, silicates of calcium and aluminum, and the andradite garnets, silicates of calcium and iron.

    A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public

  • - Garnet is the name of a large family of gemstones that includes pyrope, grossular, andradite, spessartine, and almandine.

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  • REE-enriched minerals identified in petrographic studies include strontium-REE-apatite, britholite, allanite, and REE mineral inclusions in andradite garnet.

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  • The andradite garnets furnish the brilliant, nearly emerald green demantoids (so often called

    A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public

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