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A pale violet or red variety of garnet, used as a gemstone.
- ‘The main uses of garnets are for abrasives and grinding materials; they also provide semi-precious gemstones such as rhodolite, demantoid, and grossular.’
- ‘Somewhat surprisingly, tiny crystals were found with rhodolite garnet and corundum during alluvial gem mining in streams draining Mason Mountain, Macon County, North Carolina.’
Late 19th century: from rhodo- + -lite.
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