Definition of uvarovite in English:



mass noun
  • An emerald green variety of garnet, containing chromium.

    • ‘Just as the gemstone alexandrite was named after the Czar Alexander, uvarovite is named after the Russian Count Uvarov of the mid 1800's.’
    • ‘Also begun was the extraction of rare minerals and gemstones along with their accompanying minerals in the Il'men Mountains as well as recovery of uvarovite at Sarany.’
    • ‘On a dark night during the fall I was examining the uvarovite and I discovered that there was a crack in the calcite on the side of the uvarovite.’
    • ‘In previous investigations of the synthesis of the garnet, uvarovite, various temperatures have been given for the synthetic product to be obtained.’
    • ‘Uvarovite is formed from the metamorphism of impure siliceous limestones and some other rocks that contain chromium.’


Mid 19th century: from the name of Count Sergei S. Uvarov (1785–1855), Russian statesman, + -ite.