a dark-brown kind of garnet
Origin of essonite; from 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 h&emacron;ss&omacron;n, inferior (from its being softer than true hyacinth), comparative of &emacron;ka, h&emacron;ka, 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).