Spessartite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Spessartite (Min) A manganesian variety of garnet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n spessartite A manganesian variety of garnet.
    • n spessartite In petrography, a name used by Rosenbusch (1895) for a variety of lamprophyre composed of hornblende and diopside with lime-soda feldspar. Occasionally orthoclase and olivin may be present. The variety is nearly the same as camptonite.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Spessart, in Germany