spessartite

noun
spes·​sar·​tite | \ ˈspe-sər-ˌtīt How to pronounce spessartite (audio) \
variants: or spessartine \ ˈspe-​sər-​ˌtēn How to pronounce spessartite (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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The first known use of spessartite was in 1850

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“Spessartite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spessartite. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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