from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A variety of garnet, found in Ceylon and elsewhere, of a cinnamon, hyacinth-red, yellowish-brown, or honey-yellow color, sometimes used in jewelry. Also called essonite, hessonite.
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"I do: it is a very remarkable specimen of cinnamon-stone, and I must procure some of it if possible."