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A purple mineral of the garnet group containing magnesium and iron, (Mg,Fe)SiO₃, crystallizing in the cubic system, occurring as small grains in some meteorites and also believed to be a constituent of the earth's mantle.
1970s. From the name of Alan Major, English-born Australian scientist + -ite.
A supporter of John Major or his policies.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of John Major or his policies.
1990s; earliest use found in The Daily Telegraph. From the name of John Major + -ite.
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