pyrope

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

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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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