demantoid

[ dih-man-toid ]
/ dɪˈmæn tɔɪd /
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noun Mineralogy.

a brilliant green variety of andradite garnet, used as a gem.

Nearby words

  1. demand-pull inflation,
  2. demand-side,
  3. demandant,
  4. demanding,
  5. demandingly,
  6. demarcate,
  7. demarcation,
  8. demarcative,
  9. demarche,
  10. demark

Origin of demantoid

1890–95; < German, equivalent to (obsolete) Demant diamond (< Middle High German diemant < Old French diamant) + -oid -oid

Also called Uralian emerald.

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British Dictionary definitions for demantoid

demantoid

/ (dɪˈmæntɔɪd) /

noun

a bright green variety of andradite garnet

Word Origin for demantoid

C19: from German, from obsolete Demant diamond, from Old French diamant + -oid

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