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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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