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Garnet (1)

Etymology

Middle English granate from Old French grenate from grenat (pomegranate red).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈgɑː(ɹ).nət/, SAMPA: /"gA:(r).n@t/

Noun

Singular
garnet

Plural
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  1. (mineralogy) Hard transparent minerals that are often used as gemstones and abrasives.
  2. (color) A dark red.
    garnet colour:   

Quotations

  • 1922, Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room, Vintage Classics, paperback edition, page 127
    How many needles Betty Flanders had lost there! and her garnet brooch.

Translations

Adjective

garnet

  1. (color) of a dark red colour.

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Norwegian

Noun

garnet

  1. Definite form of garn
    Hun brukte det røde garnet i strikketøyet.

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