grossular

noun

gros·​su·​lar ˈgräs-yə-lər How to pronounce grossular (audio)
: a variety of garnet that is most commonly green and consists of calcium aluminum silicate

Examples of grossular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ahead of the display, a team of experts re-examined the book, identifying the gems on its covers and clasps as grossular garnets and attributing its silver gilt edging to Pierre Mangot, goldsmith to Francis I of France. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 June 2023

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin Grossularia, genus name of the gooseberry

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of grossular was in 1819

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“Grossular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grossular. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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