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gar·net

 (gär′nĭt)
n.
1. Any of several common, widespread aluminum or calcium silicate minerals occurring in two internally isomorphic series, (Mg, Mn, Fe)3Al2Si3O12 and Ca3(Cr, Al, Fe)2Si3O12, generally crystallized, often embedded in igneous and metamorphic rocks, and colored red, brown, black, green, yellow, or white and used both as gemstones and as abrasives.
2. A dark to very dark red.

[Middle English, from Old French grenate, from grenat, pomegranate-red, probably from Latin grānātum, pomegranate, from neuter of grānātus, seedy; see pomegranate.]

garnet

(ˈɡɑːnɪt)
n
(Minerals) any of a group of hard glassy red, yellow, or green minerals consisting of the silicates of calcium, iron, manganese, chromium, magnesium, and aluminium in cubic crystalline form: used as a gemstone and abrasive. Formula: A3B2(SiO4)3 where A is a divalent metal and B is a trivalent metal
[C13: from Old French grenat, from grenat (adj) red, from pome grenate pomegranate]
ˈgarnet-ˌlike adj

garnet

(ˈɡɑːnɪt)
n
(Nautical Terms) nautical a tackle used for lifting cargo
[C15: probably from Middle Dutch garnaat]

gar•net

(ˈgɑr nɪt)

n.
1. any of a group of hard deep red, brownish, or green vitreous minerals, silicates of calcium, magnesium, iron, or manganese with aluminum or iron: several varieties are used as gems.
2. a deep red color.
[1275–1325; < Old French gernate, grenade < Latin grānātum granular; compare pomegranate]
gar′net•like`, adj.

gar·net

(gär′nĭt)
Any of several common red, brown, black, green, or yellow minerals consisting of aluminum or calcium silicate. Garnets occur in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks, and are used as gemstones and industrial abrasives.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.garnet - any of a group of hard glassy minerals (silicates of various metals) used as gemstones and as an abrasivegarnet - any of a group of hard glassy minerals (silicates of various metals) used as gemstones and as an abrasive
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
almandite, almandine - a deep red garnet consisting of iron aluminum silicate
andradite - a garnet consisting of calcium iron silicate and having any color ranging from yellow and green to brown and black; used as gemstone
carbuncle - deep-red cabochon garnet cut without facets
cinnamon stone, essonite, hessonite - a garnet ranging in color from yellow to brown
pyrope - a deep red garnet used as a gemstone
rhodolite - a red or pink variety of garnet used as a gemstone
transparent gem - a gemstone having the property of transmitting light without serious diffusion
Translations

garnet

[ˈgɑːnɪt] Ngranate m

garnet

[ˈgɑːrnɪt] ngrenat m

garnet

nGranat m

garnet

[ˈgɑːnɪt] ngranato
References in classic literature ?
I'm going to ask my mother to let me wear her garnet ring," said Emma Jane.
Before each guest stood a tiny glass that looked and sparkled like a garnet gem.
we shall find him changed into a broken down old man, with garnet nose and eyes that slobber; we shall find him extended on some lawn, whence he will look at us with a languid eye and peradventure will not recognize us.
Presently I discovered that she knew I was watching her, for she stirred not, she lifted not her crafty eyelid; she had glanced down from her netting to her small foot, peeping from the soft folds of her purple merino gown; thence her eye reverted to her hand, ivory white, with a bright garnet ring on the forefinger, and a light frill of lace round the wrist; with a scarcely perceptible movement she turned her head, causing her nut-brown curls to wave gracefully.
There was the garnet set which Aunt March wore when she came out, the pearls her father gave her on her wedding day, her lover's diamonds, the jet mourning rings and pins, the queer lockets, with portraits of dead friends and weeping willows made of hair inside, the baby bracelets her one little daughter had worn, Uncle March's big watch, with the red seal so many childish hands had played with, and in a box all by itself lay Aunt March's wedding ring, too small now for her fat finger, but put carefully away like the most precious jewel of them all.
It had been two cabins, but when Sir Garnet Wolseley or one of those big swells went down the coast in the
At her throat is a garnet brooch, on her finger a ring set with rubies--an engagement ring.
The monster having sasiated his thirst for blood ran away, taking with him a boy of desperate caracter that he had excited to rebellyon, and a garnet ring belonging to my ma, and not having been apprehended by the constables is supposed to have been took up by some stage-coach.
The garnet cast out demons, and the hydropicus deprived the moon of her colour.
After Little John and Will Scarlet and Allan a Dale had left the highway near garnet, they traveled toward the eastward, without stopping, as long as their legs could carry them, until they came to Chelmsford, in Essex.
Near to this stream there is a small mountain of mica slate, including garnets.
At night she often looked very attractive, she put on a gown which was almost a dinner dress, and she wore a chain of garnets round her neck; the lace about her bosom and at her elbows gave her a pleasant softness, and the scent she wore (at Blackstable no one used anything but Eau de Cologne, and that only on Sundays or when suffering from a sick headache) was troubling and exotic.