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almandine

[ al-muhn-deen, -dahyn, -din ]
/ ˈæl mənˌdin, -ˌdaɪn, -dɪn /
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noun

a mineral, red iron aluminum garnet.

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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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British Dictionary definitions for almandine

almandine
/ (ˈælməndɪn, -ˌdaɪn) /

noun

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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