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almandine

Line breaks: al¦man|dine
Pronunciation: /ˈalməndiːn
 
, -dʌɪn/

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.

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