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Related to spessartite: grossularite
spes·sar·tite(spĕs′ər-tīt′) also spes·sar·tine (-tēn′)
A red to brownish-red mineral of the garnet group, Mn3Al2(SiO4)3.
[French, after Spessart, a hilly area of west-central Germany.]
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(Minerals) a brownish-red garnet that consists of manganese aluminium silicate and is used as a gemstone. Formula: Mn3Al2(SiO4)3
[C19: named after Spessart, mountain range in Germany]
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a yellow or red manganese-aluminum garnet, used as a semiprecious gem.
[1885–90; after Spessart, a district in Bavaria, where it is found; see -ite1]
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