What does the word garnet mean?

Usage examples for garnet

  1. If a feller was made of pure gold from head to feet, with diamond eyes and a garnet nose, do you s'pose he would look so good to me as Josiah Allen duz? – Sweet Cicely Or Josiah Allen as a Politician by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  2. Sir Garnet Wolseley stood by him through thick and thin. – The Life of Froude by Herbert Paul