a mineral, calcium aluminum garnet, Ca3Al2Si3O12, occurring in gray-white to pinkish crystals.
- Also called gooseberry garnet.
- Also gros·su·lar [gros-yuh-ler]. /ˈgrɒs yə lər/.
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How to use grossularite in a sentence
If calcium be united with these two the variety of garnet known as grossularite, or essonite, or cinnamon stone, is produced.
grossularite is almost always found in crystalline limestone.
British Dictionary definitions for grossularite
a green or greenish-grey garnet, used as a gemstone. Formula: Ca 3 Al 2 (SiO 4) 3: Also called: gooseberry stone
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