from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as garnet. -
  • noun A coal-tar color formerly used for dyeing wool or silk brown. It is the potassium or ammonium salt of isopurpuric acid. See grenate brown, under brown.


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  • "As the winter advances, grenat or claret has become more and more the favorite - it is rich, gay, and generally becoming." --Peterson's Magazine, February 1879.

    December 6, 2012