grossular

noun
gros·​su·​lar | \ ˈgräs-yə-lər How to pronounce grossular (audio) \

Definition of grossular

: a variety of garnet that is most commonly green and consists of calcium aluminum silicate

First Known Use of grossular

1819, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for grossular

New Latin Grossularia, genus name of the gooseberry

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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 Jan. 2022.

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