[ gros-yuh-luh-rahyt ]
/ ˈgrɒs yə ləˌraɪt /
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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
Words nearby grossularite
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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
/ (ˈɡrɒsjʊləˌraɪt) /
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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