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almandine Line breaks: al¦man|dine
Pronunciation: /ˈalməndiːn/
/ˈalməndʌɪn/

Definition of almandine in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A kind of garnet with a violet tint.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with almandine

grenadine • Geraldine

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