grossularite
noun Etymology: German Grossularit, from New Latin Grossularia Date: circa 1847 grossular

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  • grossularite — [gräs′yə lər īt΄] n. [Ger grossularit < ModL grossularia, orig. gooseberry genus (in reference to the color of some varieties) < Fr groseille: see GOOSEBERRY] a kind of garnet, Ca3Al2 (SiO4) 3, occurring in various colors …   English World dictionary

  • grossularite — Grossular Gros su*lar, n. [See {Grossular}, a.] (Min.) A translucent garnet of a pale green color like that of the gooseberry; called also {grossularite}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grossularite — grosuliaras statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Granatų grupės mineralas. formulė Ca₃Al₂[SiO₄]₃ atitikmenys: angl. grossularite rus. гроссуляр …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • grossularite — /gros yeuh leuh ruyt /, n. a mineral, calcium aluminum garnet, Ca3Al2Si3O12, occurring in gray white to pinkish crystals. Also, grossular /gros yeuh leuhr/. Also called gooseberry garnet. [1840 50; < NL grossular(ia) gooseberry (irreg. < F… …   Universalium

  • grossularite — noun A calcium aluminium mineral of the garnet group. Syn: gooseberry garnet, grossular …   Wiktionary

  • grossularite — gros·su·lar·ite …   English syllables

  • grossularite — gros•su•lar•ite [[t]ˈgrɒs yə ləˌraɪt[/t]] n. mir a calcium aluminum garnet, Ca3Al2Si3O12, occurring in pale yellow to pinkish crystals • Etymology: 1840–50; < NL grossulār(ia) gooseberry (irreg. < F groseille) + ite I …   From formal English to slang

  • grossularite — /ˈgrɒsjələraɪt/ (say grosyuhluhruyt) noun a mineral, calcium aluminium garnet, Ca3Al2Si3O12, occurring often as crystals. {New Latin grossulāria gooseberry + ite1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • grossularite — ˈgräs(y)ələˌrīt noun ( s) Etymology: German grossularit, from New Latin Grossularia + German it ite; from the color of some varieties that is reminiscent of the gooseberry : a colorless or gr …   Useful english dictionary

  • Grossular — dodecahedron, .7 cm across, from Coahuila, Mexico General Category Nesosilicate …   Wikipedia

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