Adjective "garnet" definition and examples

(Garnet may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈɡɑːnɪt/

Definitions and examples

noun

A precious stone consisting of a deep red vitreous silicate mineral.
  1. 'Generally, there was a higher demand for yellow and pink tourmaline, as well as medium to deep blue aquamarine followed by amethyst and pinkish garnets.'
  2. 'In contrast, garnets from Salida, Colorado, are only superficially altered.'
  3. 'Again, it is assumed that readers know aquamarine is beryl, amethyst is quartz, and Iceland spar is calcite but cannot grapple with the complexity of remembering that spessartine and grossular are garnets.'
  4. 'Those little red garnets you see in stores are usually pyrope garnets and green garnets are usually grossularite/grossular.'
  5. 'A fellow that he knows showed us a bucketful of aquamarines and two large garnets and then took us for a short walk to the pegmatites on his farm.'
  6. 'She described star garnets from Emerald Creek, Idaho, as opaque.'
  7. 'Emeralds, rubies, diamonds, blue sapphire, pearls, yellow sapphire, cat's eye, garnets, amethyst, jade, etc., are just some of the stones which are said to have healing properties.'
  8. 'The rocks here are composed of mica schist, and garnets are often found embedded in them.'
  9. 'Another coiffure ornament from the 1904 display, now vanished but shown in the center of Plate V, consisted of silver filigree, carnelians, garnets, and enamel blackberries and leaves.'
  10. 'There are strings of garnets, opal, turquoise and onyx set in silver at the Jaipur stalls, lac bangles from Rajasthan, silver dipped in gold and even wooden Etikoppakka bangles coloured with vegetable dyes.'
  11. 'At the B-Q claims, beryl occurs with dark red garnet, smoky quartz, and black tourmaline in miarolitic cavities in a granite pegmatite dykes that cuts across the foliation of a high-grade metamorphic gneiss.'
  12. 'That the Fe-Mg equilibrium between garnet and clinopyroxene records high temperatures, indicates that early elemental compositions were preserved through the lower temperature part of the P-T-t path.'
  13. 'Coexisting MI phases in these rocks include garnet, plagioclase, quartz, tourmaline and fluorite.'

More definitions

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.

More examples(as adjective)

"polishes can be garnet."

Origin

Middle English: probably via Middle Dutch from Old French grenat, from medieval Latin granatus, perhaps from granatum (see pomegranate), because the garnet is similar in colour to the pulp of the fruit.