essonite

essonite

[es-uh-nahyt]
noun
Mineralogy. a variety of grossularite garnet.


Origin:
1810–20; < French < Greek hḗssōn less, inferior + -ītēs -ite1

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essonite (ˈɛsəˌnaɪt)
 
n
a variant spelling of hessonite

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