noun gar·net \ˈgär-nət\

: a dark red stone that is used in jewelry

: a dark red color

Full Definition of GARNET

:  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
:  a variable color averaging a dark red
gar·net·if·er·ous \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

Rhymes with GARNET

GARNETIFEROUS Defined for Kids


noun gar·net \ˈgär-nət\

Definition of GARNET for Kids

:  a deep red mineral used as a gem


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