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

  • noun A rose-red or pink variety of garnet, a silicate mineral used as a gem.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A variety of garnet of rose-red color and brilliant luster, sometimes used as a gem: found in Macon county, North Carolina.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A purplish-red garnet.

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

  • noun a red or pink variety of garnet used as a gemstone


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