pyrope

[ pahy-rohp ]
/ ˈpaɪ roʊp /

noun

a mineral, magnesium-aluminum garnet, Mg3Al2Si3O12, occurring in crystals of varying shades of red, and frequently used as a gem.

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Origin of pyrope

1300–50; Middle English pirope<Latin pyrōpus gold-bronze <Greek pyrōpós literally, fire-eyed, equivalent to pyr-pyr- + ōp- (stem of ṓps) eye + -os adj. suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for pyrope

pyrope
/ (ˈpaɪrəʊp) /

noun

a deep yellowish-red garnet that consists of magnesium aluminium silicate and is used as a gemstone. Formula: Mg 3 Al 2 (SiO 4) 3

Word Origin for pyrope

C14 (used loosely of a red gem; modern sense C19): from Old French pirope, from Latin pyrōpus bronze, from Greek purōpus fiery-eyed, from pur fire + ōps eye
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