[ an-druh-dahyt ]
/ ˈæn drəˌdaɪt /
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a mineral, calcium-iron garnet, Ca3Fe2Si3O2, occurring in brown, green, or black crystals.
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Example sentences from the Web for andradite
The andradite garnets furnish the brilliant, nearly emerald green demantoids (so often called "olivine" by the trade).
Andradite garnet furnishes brilliant green stones, which have been incorrectly named "Olivines" by the trade.
British Dictionary definitions for andradite
/ (ˈændrəˌdaɪt) /
a yellow, green, or brownish-black garnet that consists of calcium iron silicate and is used as a gemstone. Formula: Ca 3 Fe 2 (SiO 4) 3
Word Origin for andradite
C19: named after J. B. d' Andrada e Silva (1763–1838), Brazilian mineralogist; see -ite 1
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