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grossularite

[ gros-yuh-luh-rahyt ]
/ ˈgrɒs yə ləˌraɪt /
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noun
a mineral, calcium aluminum garnet, Ca3Al2Si3O12, occurring in gray-white to pinkish crystals.
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Also gros·su·lar [gros-yuh-ler]. /ˈgrɒs yə lər/.
Also called gooseberry garnet.

Origin of grossularite

1840–50; <New Latin grossulār(ia) gooseberry (irregular <French groseille) + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for grossularite

grossularite
/ (ˈɡrɒsjʊləˌraɪt) /

noun
a green or greenish-grey garnet, used as a gemstone. Formula: Ca 3 Al 2 (SiO 4) 3Also called: gooseberry stone

Word Origin for grossularite

C19: from New Latin grossulāria gooseberry, from Old French grosele + -ite 1
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