spessartite definition by Webster's New World
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a usually dark-red type of garnet, MnAl(SiO); manganese aluminum silicate
also called spessartine
Origin: French after Spessart, mountain range in Bavaria plush -ite, -ite
spessartite definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A red to brownish-red mineral of the garnet group, Mn3Al2(SiO4)3.
Origin: French, after Spessart, a hilly area of west-central Germany.