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pyrope

Line breaks: pyr¦ope
Pronunciation: /ˈpʌɪrəʊp
 
/
(also pyrope garnet)

Definition of pyrope in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A deep red variety of garnet.
Example sentences
  • Another garnet, a mixture of pyrope and spessartine, is called malaya garnet in the gem trade.
  • Other minerals from the State Line kimberlite pipes have gem potential; these include pyrope and chrome diopside.
  • Garnet has a general grain size of about 3 mm and its composition is almandine, pyrope, spessartine and grossular.

Origin

early 19th century: from German Pyrop, via Latin from Greek purōpos 'gold-bronze', literally 'fiery eyed', from pur 'fire' + ōps 'eye'.

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