grossular

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

New Latin grossularius, from Grossularia, a genus or subgenus of Ribes, including the gooseberry, from French groseille. The mineral name is in reference to a particular green variety found in Siberia.

Adjective[edit]

grossular (comparative more grossular, superlative most grossular)

  1. Relating to, or resembling, a gooseberry.

Noun[edit]

grossular (countable and uncountable, plural grossulars)

  1. (mineralogy) A calcium-aluminium mineral of the garnet group.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Grossular” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
  • grossular”, in Mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016.