Definition of Andradite

1. Noun. A garnet consisting of calcium iron silicate and having any color ranging from yellow and green to brown and black; used as gemstone.

Generic synonyms: Garnet
Specialized synonyms: Demantoid



Definition of Andradite

1. Noun. A nesosilicate mineral of the garnet group with chemical formula Ca3Fe2Si3O12. ¹

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Definition of Andradite

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Andradite

andesites
andesitic
andesyte
andesytes
andira
andirine
andiron
andirons
andorite
andorra
andosite
andouille
andouilles
andouillette
andouillettes
andradite (current term)
andradites
andragogy
andranatomy
andremeyerite
andrena
andrenid
andrenosterone
andro-
androcentric
androcentrism
androcracy

Literary usage of Andradite

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1. Mineralogy Simplified: Easy Methods of Identifying Minerals, Including Ores by Henry Erni, Amos Peaslee Brown (1908)
"andradite is a rock-making mineral and sometimes a gangue mineral. Some varieties as Topaz- olite and Demantoid are valued as gems. iv. ..."

2. Rocks and Rock Minerals: A Manual of the Elements of Petrology Without the by Louis Valentine Pirsson (1908)
"Common garnet is chiefly almandite with more or less of the others present, especially the andradite molecule, and at times this may predominate. ..."

3. Rocks and Rock Minerals: A Manual of the Elements of Petrology Without the by Louis Valentine Pirsson (1913)
"Common garnet is chiefly almandite with more or less of the others present, especially the andradite. molecule, ... XyO = MnO; V, andradite, ..."

4. Elements of Mineralogy, Crystallography and Blowpipe Analysis: From a by Alfred Joseph Moses, Charles Lathrop Parsons (1916)
"andradite in granite and leucite-nephelite rocks. Spessartite in granite and ... andradite in gneiss and serpentine. Spessartite in gneiss and quartzite. ..."

5. Catalogue of Section One of the Museum of the Geological Survey, Embracing by George Christian Hoffmann (1893)
"var. andradite.—Vicinity of Foster's Bar, about twenty-three miles ... var. andradite.—From near the head of Barclay Sound, Vancouver Island, BC (5986. ..."

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