hessonite


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hes·so·nite

 (hĕs′ə-nīt′)
n.
Variant of essonite.

hessonite

(ˈhɛsəˌnaɪt)
n
(Minerals) an orange-brown variety of grossularite garnet. Also called: essonite or cinnamon stone
[C19: from French, from Greek hēssōn less, inferior + -ite1; so called because it is less hard than genuine hyacinth]
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Noun1.hessonite - a garnet ranging in color from yellow to brownhessonite - 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
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