pyrope

noun
py·​rope | \ ˈpī-ˌrōp How to pronounce pyrope (audio) \

Definition of pyrope

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

First Known Use of pyrope

1804, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Pyrope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyrope. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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