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[hes-uh-nahyt] /ˈhɛs əˌnaɪt/

noun, Mineralogy.
an orange-brown variety of grossularite garnet Also called essonite, cinnamon stone

1820, from French essonit (1817), from Greek heson “less” + -ite (2). So called because it is lighter than similar minerals.


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