Grossular

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Grossular (Min) A translucent garnet of a pale green color like that of the gooseberry; -- called also grossularite.
    • a Grossular Pertaining too, or resembling, a gooseberry; as, grossular garnet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • grossular Pertaining to or resembling a gooseberry: as, grossular garnet.
    • n grossular A variety of garnet found in Siberia: so named from its green color, resembling that of the gooseberry. It belongs to the lime-alumina variety of the species, and the name is often extended to include garnets of other colors having a like composition. See garnet. Also called grossularite.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. grossularius, from Grossularia, a subgenus of Ribes, including the gooseberry, fr. F. groseille,. See Gooseberry