Definitions for garnetˈgɑr nɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. garnet(noun)

    any of a group of hard glassy minerals (silicates of various metals) used as gemstones and as an abrasive

Wiktionary

  1. garnet(Noun)

    Hard transparent minerals that are often used as gemstones and abrasives.

  2. garnet(Adjective)

    Of a dark red colour.

  3. Origin: granate, from grenate, from grenat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Garnet(noun)

    a mineral having many varieties differing in color and in their constituents, but with the same crystallization (isometric), and conforming to the same general chemical formula. The commonest color is red, the luster is vitreous, and the hardness greater than that of quartz. The dodecahedron and trapezohedron are the common forms

  2. Garnet(noun)

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  3. Origin: [OE. gernet, grenat, OF. grenet,grenat, F. grenat, LL. granatus, fr. L. granatum pomegranate, granatus having many grains or seeds, fr. granum grain, seed. So called from its resemblance in color and shape to the grains or seeds of the pomegranate. See Grain, and cf. Grenade, Pomegranate.]

Freebase

  1. Garnet

    Garnets are a group of silicate minerals that have been used since the Bronze Age as gemstones and abrasives. Garnets possess similar physical properties and crystal forms but different chemical compositions. The different species are pyrope, almandine, spessartine, grossular, uvarovite and andradite. The garnets make up two solid solution series: pyrope-almandine-spessarite and uvarovite-grossular-andradite.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Garnet

    a well-known precious stone of a vitreous lustre, and usually of a dark-red colour, resembling a ruby, but also found in various other shades, e. g. black, green, and yellow. The finest specimens are brought from Ceylon, Pegu, and Greenland. The species of garnet crystal known as Pyrope, when cut in the shape of a tallow drop, is called a carbuncle.


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