grossularite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the botanical name for the gooseberry, Grossularia, in reference to a particular green variety found in Siberia, +‎ -ite.

Noun[edit]

grossularite (countable and uncountable, plural grossularites)

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

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Further reading[edit]

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

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