Definitions

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

  • noun A red to brownish-red mineral of the garnet group, Mn3Al2(SiO4)3.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A manganesian variety of garnet.
  • noun In petrography, a name used by Rosenbusch (1895) for a variety of lamprophyre composed of hornblende and diopside with lime-soda feldspar. Occasionally orthoclase and olivin may be present. The variety is nearly the same as camptonite.

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

  • noun (Min.) A manganesian variety of garnet.

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

  • noun spessartine

Etymologies

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

[French, after Spessart, a hilly area of west-central Germany.]

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