almandine

[al-muh n-deen, -dahyn, -din]

Origin of almandine

1670–80; < French, Middle French < Medieval Latin alamandīna, alabandīna a precious stone, probably a kind of garnet, equivalent to Alaband(a) a town in Asia Minor + -īna, feminine of -īnus -ine1; compare Middle English alabaundaryne, alemaundine; cf. alabandite
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almandine

noun
  1. a deep violet-red garnet that consists of iron aluminium silicate and is used as a gemstone. Formula: Fe 3 Al 2 (SiO 4) 3

Word Origin for almandine

C17: from French, from Medieval Latin alabandīna, from Alabanda, ancient city of Asia Minor where these stones were cut
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