from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A green to brown or black calcium-iron garnet, Ca3Fe2(SiO4)3.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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
After José Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)