spessartite

noun
spes·​sar·​tite | \ ˈspe-sər-ˌtīt How to pronounce spessartite (audio) \
variants: or spessartine \ ˈspe-​sər-​ˌtēn How to pronounce spessartine (audio) \

Definition of spessartite

: a manganese aluminum garnet usually containing other elements (such as iron) in minor amounts

First Known Use of spessartite

1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spessartite

French, from Spessart mountain range, Germany

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“Spessartite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spessartite. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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