Definition of almandine in English:


Syllabification: al·man·dine
Pronunciation: /ˈalmənˌdēn


A kind of garnet with a violet tint.
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  • Associated with the quartz are crystals of almandine, kyanite, biotite, and magnesite.
  • There are instances of quartz on almandine, quartz intergrown with almandine, quartz as an inclusion in almandine, and almandine as an inclusion in quartz.
  • She described star garnets (almandines) from Emerald Creek, Idaho, as opaque.


late Middle English: from obsolete French, alteration of alabandine, from medieval Latin alabandina (gemma) 'jewel from Alabanda', an ancient city in Asia Minor where these stones were cut.

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