Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A deep red garnet, Mg3Al2Si3O12, used as a gem.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Fire-garnet, or Bohemian garnet, a dark-red variety of garnet, sometimes used as a gem, found embedded in serpentine at Budweis in Bohemia and elsewhere.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Min.) A variety of garnet, of a poppy or blood-red color, frequently with a tinge of orange. It is used as a gem. See the Note under garnet.

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  • noun mineralogy A variety of garnet, of a poppy or blood-red color, frequently with a tinge of orange. It is used as a gem. See the Note under garnet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a deep red garnet used as a gemstone

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English pirope, from Old French, from Latin pyrōpum, gold-bronze alloy, from Greek purōpos, fiery, kind of red bronze : puro-, pyro- + ōps, ōp-, eye, face; see okw- in Indo-European roots.]

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Latin pyropus ("a kind of red bronze"), from Ancient Greek πῦρ (pyr, "fire") + ὤψ (ōps, "eye"); compare French pyrope.

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