garnet: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (gär'nit), [key]
  1. any of a group of hard, vitreous minerals, silicates of calcium, magnesium, iron, or manganese with aluminum or iron, varying in color: a deep-red transparent variety is used as a gem and as an abrasive.
  2. a deep-red color.


Pronunciation: (gär'nit), [key]
  1. 1815–82, U.S. clergyman and abolitionist.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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