a variety of deep-red to black garnet, MgAl(SiO), often used as a gem; magnesium aluminum silicate
Origin of pyropeMiddle English pirope ; from Middle French ; from Classical Latin pyropus, red bronze ; from Classical Greek pyr?pus, literally , fiery-eyed ; from pyr, fire + ?ps, eye
A deep red garnet, Mg3Al2Si3O12, used as a gem.
Origin of pyropeMiddle English pirope, from Old French, from Latin pyr&omacron;pum, gold-bronze alloy, from Greek pur&omacron;pos, fiery, kind of red bronze : puro-, pyro- + &omacron;ps, &omacron;p-, eye, face; see okw- in Indo-European roots.
- (mineralogy) A variety of garnet, of a poppy or blood-red color, frequently with a tinge of orange. It is used as a gem. See the Note under garnet.
Latin pyropus (“a kind of red bronze"), from Ancient Greek Ï€á¿¦Ï (pyr, “fire") + á½¤Ïˆ (Åps, “eye"); compare French pyrope.