essonite

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n essonite a garnet ranging in color from yellow to brown
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Essonite (Min) Cinnamon stone, a variety of garnet. See Garnet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n essonite Same as hessonite.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Named from Gr. inferior, because not so hard as some minerals it resembles, e. g., hyacinth