gooseberry garnet

gooseberry garnet

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  • gooseberry garnet — Mineral. grossularite …   Useful english dictionary

  • Garnet — For other uses, see Garnet (disambiguation). Garnet General Category Nesosilicate Chemical …   Wikipedia

  • gooseberry-stone — gooseˈberry stone noun Grossular, a mineral of the garnet group • • • Main Entry: ↑gooseberry …   Useful english dictionary

  • Grossular — dodecahedron, .7 cm across, from Coahuila, Mexico General Category Nesosilicate …   Wikipedia

  • grossular — ▪ mineral also called  grossularite , or  gooseberry garnet (Latin grossularia, “gooseberry”)        a calcium aluminum garnet that sometimes resembles the gooseberry fruit. It can be colourless (when pure), white, yellow, brown, red, or green.… …   Universalium

  • grossularite — /gros yeuh leuh ruyt /, n. a mineral, calcium aluminum garnet, Ca3Al2Si3O12, occurring in gray white to pinkish crystals. Also, grossular /gros yeuh leuhr/. Also called gooseberry garnet. [1840 50; < NL grossular(ia) gooseberry (irreg. < F… …   Universalium

  • grossularite — noun A calcium aluminium mineral of the garnet group. Syn: gooseberry garnet, grossular …   Wiktionary

  • grossular — n. rare green mineral of the garnet type, transparent garnet adj. or or pertaining gooseberry; gooseberry like …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Grossular — Gros su*lar, a. [NL. grossularius, from Grossularia a subgenus of Ribes, including the gooseberry, fr. F. groseille. See {Gooseberry}.] Pertaining too, or resembling, a gooseberry; as, grossular garnet. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grossularite — [gräs′yə lər īt΄] n. [Ger grossularit < ModL grossularia, orig. gooseberry genus (in reference to the color of some varieties) < Fr groseille: see GOOSEBERRY] a kind of garnet, Ca3Al2 (SiO4) 3, occurring in various colors …   English World dictionary

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