hessonite

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noun hes·so·nite \ˈhe-sə-ˌnīt\
variants: or less commonly

play \ˈe-sə-ˌnīt\

Definition of hessonite

  1. :  a yellow to brown garnet

Origin and Etymology of hessonite

French, from Greek hēsson inferior; from its being less hard than true hyacinth


First Known Use: 1889

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