spessartite

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noun spes·sar·tite \ˈspe-sər-ˌtīt\
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spessartine

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Definition of spessartite

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

Origin and Etymology of spessartite

French, from Spessart mountain range, Germany


First Known Use: 1850


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