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essonite

[es-uh-nahyt]
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noun
  1. Mineralogy. a variety of grossularite garnet.
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Origin of essonite

1810–20; < French < Greek hḗssōn less, inferior + -ītēs -ite1
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  • If calcium be united with these two the variety of garnet known as grossularite, or essonite, or cinnamon stone, is produced.

    Birds and Nature Vol. 11 No. 4 [April 1902]

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British Dictionary definitions for essonite

essonite

noun
  1. a variant spelling of hessonite
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