andradite

noun
an·​dra·​dite | \an-ˈdrä-ˌdīt, ˈan-drə-ˌdīt \

Definition of andradite 

: a calcium-iron garnet occurring in various colors ranging from yellow and green to brown and black

First Known Use of andradite

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for andradite

José B. de Andrada e Silva †1838 Brazilian geologist

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