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Definitions of garnet

  1. any of a group of hard glassy minerals (silicates of various metals) used as gemstones and as an abrasive Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A mineral having many varieties differing in color and in their constituents, but with the same crystallization (isometric), and conforming to the same general chemical formula. The commonest color is red, the luster is vitreous, and the hardness greater than that of quartz. The dodecahedron and trapezohedron are the common forms. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A tackle for hoisting cargo in our out. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A precious or semiprecious stone of various colors, oftenest deep red; a deep red color. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A precious stone resembling the grains or seeds of the pomegranate: (naut.) a sort of tackle fixed to the mainstay in ships. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. A deep-red gem; carbuncle. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. A vitreous transparent stone, used as a gem; deepred color. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. A precious stone of various composition, colour, and quality, occurring most frequently in mica-slate, hornblende slate, and gneiss. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. A precious stone of several varieties, the better varieties being of a beautiful red. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. gär'net, n. a precious stone belonging to a group of minerals crystallising in the cubical system. [O. Fr. grenat--Low L. granatum, pomegranate; or Low L. granum, grain, cochineal, red dye.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  11. Vitreous mineral, of which a deep transparent red kind is used as gem. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  12. [A corr. of granat, from the colour and shape of the seeds of the pomegranate, L. granatum.] (Min.) A common mineral in some metamorphic and igneous rocks ; the several varieties being 1) Lime-G. (Grossular, etc.) ; (2) Magnesia G. ; (3) Iron-G., Precious and Fire-G., Pyrope, Carbuncle, and Common G. ; (4) Manganese G. ; (5) Iron-lime G. ; (6) Lime-chrome G. The best come from Bohemia, Pegu, Ceylon, and Brazil. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  13. n. [French] A mineral of a deep-red colour, occurring in symmetrical twelve sided crystals; it consists of silica, alumina, and lime, with more or less oxide of iron or manganese;—a sort of tackle fixed to the main-stay, and used to hoist the cargo. Cabinet Dictionary

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