Definition of demantoid in English:

demantoid

Line breaks: de¦mant|oid
Pronunciation: /dɪˈmantɔɪd
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A lustrous green variety of andradite (garnet).
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    • The main uses of garnets are for abrasives and grinding materials; they also provide semi-precious gemstones such as rhodolite, demantoid, and grossular.
    • The dragonflies' backs are composed of graduated black opals and the heads are of pink opals with demantoid garnet eyes.
    • The third major find in recent years is green andradite, some of which may be considered demantoid.

Origin

late 19th century: from German, from Demant 'diamond'.

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