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A black variety of garnet.

mel′a·nit′ic (-nĭt′ĭk) adj.
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(Minerals) a black variety of andradite garnet
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(ˈmɛl əˌnaɪt)

a deep black variety of andradite garnet.
[1800–10; < Greek melan-, s. of mélās black + -ite1]
mel`a•nit′ic (-ˈnɪt ɪk) adj.
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With their mystically cued tones--amethyst mauve, topaz blue, melanite black, and jasper brown--and fidelity to preconceived notions of perfect form, they evoke the unshakable dread of something far more insidious at work than what the graphs lead us to believe.
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