pyrope

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pyrope a deep red garnet used as a gemstone
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pyrope (Min) A variety of garnet, of a poppy or blood-red color, frequently with a tinge of orange. It is used as a gem. See the Note under Garnet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pyrope Fire-garnet, or Bohemian garnet, a dark-red variety of garnet, sometimes used as a gem, found embedded in serpentine at Budweis in Bohemia and elsewhere. It belongs to the magnesia-alumina variety of the species, and often contains also some chromium. See garnet.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pyrope pī′rōp a gem nearly allied to garnet, of a deep-red colour and translucent, generally occurring in roundish grains.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. pyropus, a kind of red bronze, fr. Gr. ; fire + the eye, face: cf. F. pyrope,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. pyrōpos, fiery-eyed—pyr, pyros, fire, ōps, opos, the face.

Usage

In literature:

The Bohemian garnets are of the pyrope or fire-red type.
"A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public" by Frank Bertram Wade
In another eclogite boulder, diamond was found partly embedded in pyrope.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
It seems related to both almandine and pyrope, and shows the absorption-spectrum of almandine.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
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