garnet

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Garnet (1)

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English granate, from Old French grenate, from grenat (pomegranate red).

Noun[edit]

garnet (plural garnets)

  1. (mineralogy) A hard transparent mineral that is often used as gemstones and abrasives.
    • 1922, Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room, Vintage Classics, paperback edition, page 127:
      How many needles Betty Flanders had lost there! and her garnet brooch.
    • 2012 March 1, Lee A. Groat, “Gemstones”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 128: 
      Although there are dozens of different types of gems, among the best known and most important are […] . (Common gem materials not addressed in this article include amber, amethyst, chalcedony, garnet, lazurite, malachite, opals, peridot, rhodonite, spinel, tourmaline, turquoise and zircon.)
  2. A dark red.
    garnet colour:    
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Adjective[edit]

garnet

  1. Of a dark red colour.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

garnet (plural garnets)

  1. (nautical) A tackle for hoisting cargo in or out.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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Danish[edit]

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garnet n

  1. singular definite of garn

Norwegian[edit]

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garnet

  1. singular definite of garn

Swedish[edit]

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garnet

  1. definite singular of garn