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garnet

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noun gar·net \ˈgär-nət\

Simple Definition of garnet

  • : a dark red stone that is used in jewelry

  • : a dark red color

Full Definition of garnet

  1. 1 :  a brittle and more or less transparent usually red silicate mineral that has a vitreous luster, occurs mainly in crystals but also in massive form and in grains, is found commonly in gneiss and mica schist, and is used as a semiprecious stone and as an abrasive

  2. 2 :  a variable color averaging a dark red

gar·net·if·er·ous play \ˌgär-nə-ˈti-f(ə-)rəs\ adjective

Origin of garnet

Middle English gernet, from Anglo-French gernete, from gernet dark red, from pume gernete pomegranate


First Known Use: 14th century

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