AskDefine | Define garnet

Dictionary Definition

garnet n : any of a group of hard glassy minerals (silicates of various metals) used as gemstones and as an abrasive

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English

Etymology

Middle English granate from Old French grenate from grenat - pomegranate red.

Noun

garnet
  1. Hard transparent minerals that are often used as gemstones and abrasives.
  2. A dark red.
    garnet colour:   

Quotations

  • 1922, Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room, Vintage Classics, paperback edition, page 127
    How many needles Betty Flanders had lost there! and her garnet brooch.

Translations

gem
colour

Adjective

garnet
  1. of a dark red colour.

Norwegian

Noun

garnet
  1. Definite form of garn
    Hun brukte det røde garnet i strikketøyet.
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