any of a group of hard, vitreous minerals, silicates of calcium, magnesium, iron, or manganese with aluminum or iron, varying in color: a deep-red transparent variety is used as a gem and as an abrasive.
a deep-red color.
- gar·net·like, adjective
Other definitions for Garnet (2 of 2)
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How to use garnet in a sentence
Raise main tack and sheet; man the main clew-garnets, buntlines, and leech-lines; clew up cheerily, lads!A Middy of the King | Harry Collingwood
A girdle ornament in gold, set with garnets (fig. 28), is an example of Carolingian design of a high class.
I could feed and clothe her, deck her with necklaces of garnets from the rocks, and wreaths of the delicate sand-wort flower.Lazarre | Mary Hartwell Catherwood
Look here,'—and he showed her the garnets suspended to his watch-chain—'we will exchange rings in the old German fashion, dear.Heriot's Choice | Rosa Nouchette Carey
I have seen full garnets obtained from the wash here which were of the size of small peas.
British Dictionary definitions for garnet (1 of 2)
any of a group of hard glassy red, yellow, or green minerals consisting of the silicates of calcium, iron, manganese, chromium, magnesium, and aluminium in cubic crystalline form: used as a gemstone and abrasive. Formula: A 3 B 2 (SiO 4) 3 where A is a divalent metal and B is a trivalent metal
- garnet-like, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for garnet (2 of 2)
nautical a tackle used for lifting cargo
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Scientific definitions for garnet
Any of several common red, brown, black, green, or yellow minerals having the general chemical formula A3B2SiO8, where A is either calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), iron (Fe), or manganese (Mn) and B is either aluminum (Al), manganese, iron, chromium (Cr), or vanadium (V). Garnet crystals are dodecahedral in shape, transparent to semitransparent, and have a vitreous luster. They usually occur in metamorphic rocks but also occur in igneous and sedimentary rocks.
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