andradite

andradite
noun Etymology: José B. de Andrada e Silva died 1838 Brazilian geologist Date: 1868 a calcium-iron garnet occurring in various colors ranging from yellow and green to brown and black

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  • andradite — noun A nesosilicate mineral of the garnet group with chemical formula CaFeSiO …   Wiktionary

  • andradite — an·dra·dite …   English syllables

  • andradite — an•dra•dite [[t]ˈæn drəˌdaɪt[/t]] n. mir a garnet occurring in brown, green, or black crystals • Etymology: 1830–40; after J. B. de Andrada e Silva; see ite I …   From formal English to slang

  • andradite — /ˈændrədaɪt/ (say andruhduyt) noun a mineral, calcium iron garnet, Ca3Fe2Si3O12, occurring in brown, green, or black crystals. {named after José Bonifacio d Andrada e Silva, 1763–1838, Brazilian mineralogist. See ite1} …   Australian English dictionary

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