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spessartite

[ spes-er-tahyt ]

noun

  1. Mineralogy. a yellow or red manganese-aluminum garnet, used as a semiprecious gem.


spessartite

/ ˈspɛsəˌtaɪt /

noun

  1. a brownish red garnet that consists of manganese aluminium silicate and is used as a gemstone. Formula: Mn 3 Al 2 (SiO 4 ) 3


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Word History and Origins

Origin of spessartite1

1885–90; named after Spessart, a district in Bavaria, where it is found; -ite 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of spessartite1

C19: named after Spessart, mountain range in Germany

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