a dark-brown kind of garnet
Origin of essonitefrom Classical Greek h?ss?n, inferior (i.e., to real hyacinth) + -ite
A brown or yellowish-brown variety of garnet. Also called cinnamon stone .
Origin of essoniteFrench from Greek hēssōn inferior (from its being softer than true hyacinth) comparative of ēka, hēka slightly
- (mineralogy) Cinnamon stone, a variety of garnet.
Named from Ancient Greek inferior, because not so hard as some minerals it resembles (e.g. hyacinth).