hessonite

noun
hes·​so·​nite | \ ˈhe-sə-ˌnīt How to pronounce hessonite (audio) \
variants: or less commonly \ ˈe-​sə-​ˌnīt How to pronounce essonite (audio) \

Definition of hessonite

: a yellow to brown garnet

First Known Use of hessonite

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hessonite

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

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“Hessonite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hessonite. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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