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gooseberry garnet

noun, Mineralogy

grossularite

[gros-yuh-luh-rahyt] /ˈgrɒs yə ləˌraɪt/
noun
1.
a mineral, calcium aluminum garnet, Ca 3 Al 2 Si 3 O 12 , occurring in gray-white to pinkish crystals.
Also, grossular
[gros-yuh-ler] /ˈgrɒs yə lər/ (Show IPA)
.
Also called gooseberry garnet.
Origin of grossularite
1840-1850
1840-50; < New Latin grossulār(ia) gooseberry (irregular < French groseille) + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for gooseberry garnet

grossularite

/ˈɡrɒsjʊləˌraɪt/
noun
1.
a green or greenish-grey garnet, used as a gemstone. Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3 Also called gooseberry stone
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin grossulāria gooseberry, from Old French grosele + -ite1
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