essonite


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es·so·nite

 (ĕs′ə-nīt′) also hes·so·nite (hĕs′-)
n.
A brown or yellowish-brown variety of garnet. Also called cinnamon stone.

[French, from Greek hēssōn, inferior (from its being softer than true hyacinth), comparative of ēka, hēka, slightly.]

essonite

(ˈɛsəˌnaɪt)
n
(Minerals) a variant spelling of hessonite

es•so•nite

(ˈɛs əˌnaɪt)

n.
a variety of grossularite garnet.
[1810–20; < French < Greek hḗssōn less, inferior + French -ite -ite1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.essonite - a garnet ranging in color from yellow to brownessonite - a garnet ranging in color from yellow to brown
garnet - any of a group of hard glassy minerals (silicates of various metals) used as gemstones and as an abrasive