demantoid

demantoid

[dih-man-toid]
noun Mineralogy.
a brilliant green variety of andradite garnet, used as a gem.
Also called Uralian emerald.


Origin:
1890–95; < German, equivalent to (obsolete) Demant diamond (< Middle High German diemant < Old French diamant) + -oid -oid

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demantoid (dɪˈmæntɔɪd)
 
n
a bright green variety of andradite garnet
 
[C19: from German, from obsolete Demant diamond, from Old French diamant + -oid]

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