hessonite

hessonite

[hes-uh-nahyt]
noun Mineralogy.

Origin:
< Greek hēsson- (stem of hḗssōn) less, inferior + -ite1

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hessonite (ˈhɛsəˌnaɪt)
 
n
essonite, Also called: cinnamon stone an orange-brown variety of grossularite garnet
 
[C19: from French, from Greek hēssōn less, inferior + -ite1; so called because it is less hard than genuine hyacinth]

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