essonite

[ es-uh-nahyt ]
/ ˈɛs əˌnaɪt /
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noun

Mineralogy. a variety of grossularite garnet.

Origin of essonite

1810–20; < French < Greek hḗssōn less, inferior + -ītēs -ite1
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essonite

/ (ˈɛsəˌnaɪt) /

noun

a variant spelling of hessonite

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