a usually dark-red type of garnet, Mn3Al2(SiO4)3; manganese aluminum silicate
: also called ˈspessarˌtine (ˈspɛsərˌtin
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Word origin of 'spessartite'
Fr, after Spessart,
mountain range in Bavaria + -ite, -ite1