dem·​an·​toid | \ ˈde-mən-ˌtȯid How to pronounce demantoid (audio) \

Definition of demantoid

: a green variety of garnet used as a gem

Examples of demantoid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The surprise is a platinum basket full of anemones and flowers made of gold and demantoid garnets, and studded with 1,378 diamonds. Nancy Gould Chuda, Town & Country, 11 June 2021

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First Known Use of demantoid

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for demantoid

German, from obsolete German Demant diamond, from Middle High German diemant, from Old French diamant — more at diamond

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The first known use of demantoid was circa 1890

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“Demantoid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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