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Definition of garnet:

  1. A mineral having many varieties differing in color and in their constituents, but with the same crystallization ( isometric), and conforming to the same general chemical formula. The commonest color is red, the luster is vitreous, and the hardness greater than that of quartz. The dodecahedron and trapezohedron are the common forms.
  2. A tackle for hoisting cargo in our out.


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