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

  • n. An emerald-green variety of garnet, Ca3Cr2(SiO4)3, found in chromium deposits.

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  • n. A rare chromium-bearing garnet mineral with a vivid emerald-green colour.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Chrome-garnet, an emerald-green variety of garnet containing chromium sesquioxid. Also written uwarowite, ouvarovite.


After Count Sergei Semenovitch Uvarov (1785-1855), president of the St. Petersburg Academy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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