from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A brown or yellowish-brown variety of garnet. Also called cinnamon stone.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Cinnamon stone, a variety of garnet.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Cinnamon stone, a variety of garnet. See garnet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as hessonite.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a garnet ranging in color from yellow to brown
French, from Greek hēssōn, inferior (from its being softer than true hyacinth), comparative of ēka, hēka, slightly.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named from Ancient Greek inferior, because not so hard as some minerals it resembles (e.g. hyacinth). (Wiktionary)