grossularite

[gros-yuh-luh-rahyt]
Also gros·su·lar [gros-yuh-ler] /ˈgrɒs yə lər/.

Origin of grossularite

1840–50; < New Latin grossulār(ia) gooseberry (irregular < French groseille) + -ite1
Also called gooseberry garnet.
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grossularite

noun
  1. 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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