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hessonite

[ hes-uh-nahyt ]
/ ˈhɛs əˌnaɪt /
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noun Mineralogy.

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Origin of hessonite

<Greek hēsson- (stem of hḗssōn) less, inferior + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for hessonite

hessonite
/ (ˈhɛsəˌnaɪt) /

noun

an orange-brown variety of grossularite garnetAlso called: essonite, cinnamon stone

Word Origin for hessonite

C19: from French, from Greek hēssōn less, inferior + -ite 1; so called because it is less hard than genuine hyacinth
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