Pyrope definition

pīrōp
A deep red garnet, Mg3 Al2 Si3 O12 , used as a gem.
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A variety of deep-red to black garnet, Mg3Al2(SiO4)3, often used as a gem; magnesium aluminum silicate.
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(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.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pyrope
Plural:
pyropes

Origin of pyrope

  • Middle 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 okw- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin pyropus (“a kind of red bronze"), from Ancient Greek πῦρ (pyr, “fire") + ὤψ (ōps, “eye"); compare French pyrope.

    From Wiktionary