garnet
noun Etymology: Middle English gernet, from Anglo-French gernete, from gernet dark red, from pume gernete pomegranate Date: 14th century 1. a brittle and more or less transparent usually red silicate mineral that has a vitreous luster, occurs mainly in crystals but also in massive form and in grains, is found commonly in gneiss and mica schist, and is used as a semiprecious stone and as an abrasive 2. a variable color averaging a dark red • garnetiferous adjective

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  • garnet — ► NOUN ▪ a deep red semi precious stone. ORIGIN perhaps from Latin granatum, as in pomum granatum pomegranate (literally apple having many seeds ), because the garnet is similar in colour to the pulp of the fruit …   English terms dictionary

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  • Garnet — /gahr nit/, n. Henry Highland, 1815 82, U.S. clergyman and abolitionist. * * * Any of a group of common silicate minerals with identical crystal structure but highly variable chemical composition. Garnets are most often found in metamorphic rocks …   Universalium

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