Definition of pyrope
: 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 Medieval 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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