Definition of almandine in English:

almandine

Syllabification: al·man·dine
Pronunciation: /ˈalmənˌdēn
 
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noun

  • 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.

Origin

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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