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A deep red variety of garnet.
- ‘Another garnet, a mixture of pyrope and spessartine, is called malaya garnet in the gem trade.’
- ‘Other minerals from the State Line kimberlite pipes have gem potential; these include pyrope and chrome diopside.’
- ‘Garnet has a general grain size of about 3 mm and its composition is almandine, pyrope, spessartine and grossular.’
- ‘Those little red garnets you see in stores are usually pyrope garnets and green garnets are usually grossularite/grossular.’
- ‘Small anhedral pyrope garnets and ilmenite can be collected from the shallow pit that remains.’
Early 19th century: from German Pyrop, via Latin from Greek purōpos ‘gold-bronze’, literally ‘fiery eyed’, from pur ‘fire’ + ōps ‘eye’.
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