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spessartite

[spes-er-tahyt] /ˈspɛs ərˌtaɪt/
noun
1.
Mineralogy. a yellow or red manganese-aluminum garnet, used as a semiprecious gem.
Also called spessartine
[spes-er-teen, -tin] /ˈspɛs ərˌtin, -tɪn/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of spessartite
1885-1890
1885-90; named after Spessart, a district in Bavaria, where it is found; see -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for spessartite

spessartite

/ˈspɛsəˌtaɪt/
noun
1.
a brownish red garnet that consists of manganese aluminium silicate and is used as a gemstone. Formula: Mn3Al2(SiO4)3
Word Origin
C19: named after Spessart, mountain range in Germany
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