demantoid

noun

dem·​an·​toid ˈde-mən-ˌtȯid How to pronounce demantoid (audio)
: 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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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of demantoid was circa 1890

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“Demantoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/demantoid. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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