American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A green to brown or black calcium-iron garnet, Ca3Fe2(SiO4)3.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A variety of common garnet containing calcium and iron. See garnet.
- 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)
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