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py·rope

 (pī′rōp′)
n.
A deep red garnet, Mg3Al2Si3O12, used as a gem.

[Middle English pirope, from Old French, from Latin pyrōpum, gold-bronze alloy, from Greek purōpos, fiery, kind of red bronze : puro-, pyro- + ōps, ōp-, eye, face; see okw- in Indo-European roots.]

pyrope

(ˈpaɪrəʊp)
n
(Minerals) a deep yellowish-red garnet that consists of magnesium aluminium silicate and is used as a gemstone. Formula: Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
[C14 (used loosely of a red gem; modern sense C19): from Old French pirope, from Latin pyrōpus bronze, from Greek purōpus fiery-eyed, from pur fire + ōps eye]

py•rope

(ˈpaɪ roʊp)

n.
a mineral, magnesium-aluminum garnet, Mg3Al2Si3O12, occurring in crystals of varying shades of red, and frequently used as a gem.
[1300–50; Middle English pirope < Latin pyrōpus gold-bronze < Greek pyrōpós literally, fiery-eyed]
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Noun1.pyrope - a deep red garnet used as a gemstone
garnet - any of a group of hard glassy minerals (silicates of various metals) used as gemstones and as an abrasive
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Higo, "Thermal equation of state of [Mg.sub.3][Al.sub.2][Si.sub.3][O.sub.12] pyrope garnet up to 19 GPa and 1700 K," Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, vol.
The first of these is pyrope garnet, the name coming from the Greek word for fiery.
On my second visit to Gilbert Gauthier's booth, I noticed some pyrope garnet specimens from the high-pressure metamorphic environment at Casa Parigi, Pidma, Italy.