essonite
variant of hessonite

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Essonite — Es so*nite, n. [Named from Gr. ? inferior, because not so hard as some minerals it resembles, e. g., hyacinth.] (Min.) Cinnamon stone, a variety of garnet. See {Garnet}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • essonite — [es′ə nīt΄] n. [< Gr hēssōn, inferior (i.e., to real hyacinth) + ITE1] a dark brown kind of garnet …   English World dictionary

  • essonite — /es euh nuyt /, n. Mineral. a variety of grossularite garnet. Also called cinnamon stone, hessonite. [1810 20; < F < Gk hésson less, inferior + ites ITE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • essonite — pl.f. essoniti …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

  • essonite — es·so·nite …   English syllables

  • essonite — es•so•nite [[t]ˈɛs əˌnaɪt[/t]] n. mir a variety of grossularite garnet • Etymology: 1810–20; < F < Gk hḗssōn less, inferior + F ite ite I …   From formal English to slang

  • essonite — /ˈɛsənaɪt/ (say esuhnuyt) noun → hessonite …   Australian English dictionary

  • essonite — noun a garnet ranging in color from yellow to brown • Syn: ↑cinnamon stone, ↑hessonite • Hypernyms: ↑garnet …   Useful english dictionary

  • cinnamon stone — noun a garnet ranging in color from yellow to brown • Syn: ↑essonite, ↑hessonite • Hypernyms: ↑garnet * * * noun : essonite * * * Mineral. essonite. [1795 1805] * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • hessonite — /hes euh nuyt /, n. Mineral. essonite. [ < Gk hesson (s. of hésson) less, inferior + ITE1] * * * also called  Essonite, or Cinnamon Stone,         translucent, semiprecious, reddish brown variety of grossular (q.v.), a garnet mineral. * * * …   Universalium

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