Definition of grossular in English:


Line breaks: gros|su¦lar
Pronunciation: /ˈgrɒsjʊlə
(also grossularite)


[mass noun]
  • A mineral of the garnet group, consisting essentially of calcium aluminium silicate.
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    • Along the contact zone the limestones were recrystallized into a cloudy white, massive calcite containing grossular, epidote, magnetite, quartz, and tremolite.
    • Both almandine and grossular increase as spessartine decreases.
    • It is not known what type of garnet this is, but grossular would be a good guess.


early 19th century: from modern Latin grossularia 'gooseberry'. The yellow-green variety is sometimes known as gooseberry garnet.

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