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 pyrōpum gold-bronze alloy from Greek purōpos fiery, kind of red bronze puro- pyro- ōps ōp- 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.