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andradite

[an-druh-dahyt] /ˈæn drəˌdaɪt/
noun
1.
a mineral, calcium-iron garnet, Ca 3 Fe 2 Si 3 O 2 , occurring in brown, green, or black crystals.
Origin of andradite
1830-1840
1830-40; named after J. B. de Andrada e Silva; see -ite1
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andradite

/ˈændrəˌdaɪt/
noun
1.
a yellow, green, or brownish-black garnet that consists of calcium iron silicate and is used as a gemstone. Formula: Ca3Fe2(SiO4)3
Word Origin
C19: named after J. B. d'Andrada e Silva (1763–1838), Brazilian mineralogist; see -ite1
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