pyrope

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noun py·rope \ˈpī-ˌrōp\

Definition of pyrope

  1. :  a magnesium-aluminum garnet that is deep red in color and is frequently used as a gem

Origin and Etymology of pyrope

Middle English pirope, a red gem, from Middle French, from Latin pyropus, a red bronze, from Greek pyrōpos, literally, fiery-eyed, from pyr- + ōp-, ōps eye — more at eye


First Known Use: 1804


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