py·​rope ˈpī-ˌrōp How to pronounce pyrope (audio)
: a magnesium-aluminum garnet that is deep red in color and is frequently used as a gem

Examples of pyrope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In January, it is associated with the warmth of the regal and romantic red family of garnets—pyrope, almandine and rhodalite. Beth Bernstein, Forbes, 3 Jan. 2023

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Word History


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, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pyrope was in 1804

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“Pyrope.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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