Definition of garnet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɡɑːnɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɑːrnɪt//
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a clear dark red semi-precious stone that is fairly valuable Word OriginMiddle English: probably via Middle Dutch from Old French grenat, from medieval Latin granatus, perhaps from granatum (see pomegranate), because the garnet is similar in colour to the pulp of the fruit.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: garnet