[ es-uh-nahyt ]
/ ˈɛs əˌnaɪt /
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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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Example sentences from the Web for essonite
If calcium be united with these two the variety of garnet known as grossularite, or essonite, or cinnamon stone, is produced.
British Dictionary definitions for essonite
/ (ˈɛsəˌnaɪt) /
a variant spelling of hessonite
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