from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A pale green, pink, brown, or black garnet, Ca3Al2(SiO4)3, occurring alone or as a constituent of the common garnet.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A calcium-aluminium mineral of the garnet group.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as grossular.
German Grossularit, from New Latin Grossulāria, former genus of gooseberry (from the color of some garnets), from French groseille, gooseberry, from Old French grosele, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch kroes, curled.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the botanical name for the gooseberry, Grossularia, in reference to a particular green variety found in Siberia. (Wiktionary)