Meaning of GARNET in English


[] n [ME grenat, fr. MF, fr. grenat, adj., red like a pomegranate, fr. (pomme) grenate pomegranate] (14c) 1: a brittle and more or less transparent usu. red silicate mineral that has a vitreous luster, occurs mainly in crystals but also in massive form and in grains, is found commonly in gneiss and mica schist, and is used as a semiprecious stone and as an abrasive

2: a variable color averaging a dark red -- adj

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