garnet1 [gär′nit]
[ME gernet < OFr grenat < ML granatus < granatum, garnet, lit., pomegranate < L (see POMEGRANATE): from the resemblance in color]
1. any of a group of very hard silicate minerals having the general formula A3B2 (SiO4) 3, occurring chiefly as well-formed crystals in metamorphic rocks: red varieties are often used as gems, ordinary varieties as abrasives: see MOHS SCALE (sense 2)
2. a deep red
3. a single-crystal synthetic form used in lasers, electronics, etc.
garnet2 [gär′nit]
[LME garnett, prob. < or akin to Du garnaat]
Naut. a hoisting tackle for loading cargo

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