pyrope

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Etymology[edit]

Latin pyropus (a kind of red bronze), from Ancient Greek πῦρ (pûr, fire) + ὤψ (ṓps, eye); compare French pyrope.

Noun[edit]

pyrope (plural pyropes)

  1. (mineralogy) A variety of garnet, of a poppy or blood-red color, frequently with a tinge of orange. It is used as a gem. See the Note under garnet.

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Further reading[edit]

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

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