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pyrope

[pahy-rohp]
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  1. a mineral, magnesium-aluminum garnet, Mg3Al2Si3O12, occurring in crystals of varying shades of red, and frequently used as a gem.
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Origin of pyrope

1300–50; Middle English pirope < Latin pyrōpus gold-bronze < Greek pyrōpós literally, fire-eyed, equivalent to pyr- pyr- + ōp- (stem of ṓps) eye + -os adj. suffix
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pyrope

noun
  1. a deep yellowish-red garnet that consists of magnesium aluminium silicate and is used as a gemstone. Formula: Mg 3 Al 2 (SiO 4) 3
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Word Origin

C14 (used loosely of a red gem; modern sense C19): from Old French pirope, from Latin pyrōpus bronze, from Greek purōpus fiery-eyed, from pur fire + ōps eye
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