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es·so·nite(ĕs′ə-nīt′) also hes·so·nite (hĕs′-)
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.]
(Minerals) a variant spelling of hessonite
a variety of grossularite garnet.
[1810–20; < French < Greek hḗssōn less, inferior + French -ite -ite1]