Etymology
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hessonite (n.)

"cinnamon-stone," a variety of garnet, 1820, from French essonit (1817), from Greek heson "less" + -ite (2). So called because it is lighter than other similar minerals.

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Definitions of hessonite

hessonite (n.)
a garnet ranging in color from yellow to brown;
Synonyms: cinnamon stone / essonite
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