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A transparent, green variety of garnet used as a gem.

[German, from archaic Demant, diamond, from Middle High German diemant, from Old French diamant; see diamond.]
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(Minerals) a bright green variety of andradite garnet
[C19: from German, from obsolete Demant diamond, from Old French diamant + -oid]
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(dɪˈmæn tɔɪd)

a brilliant green andradite garnet, used as a gem.
[1890–95; < German, = (obsolete) Demant diamond + -oid -oid]
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Noun1.demantoid - a green andradite used as a gemstonedemantoid - a green andradite used as a gemstone
andradite - a garnet consisting of calcium iron silicate and having any color ranging from yellow and green to brown and black; used as gemstone
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