['alməndi:n, -dʌɪn]
noun a kind of garnet with a violet tint.
ME: from obs. Fr., alt. of alabandine, from med. L. alabandina (gemma), 'jewel from Alabanda', an ancient city in Asia Minor where these stones were cut.

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  • Almandine — Al man*dine, n. [LL. almandina, alamandina, for L. alabandina a precious stone, named after Alabanda, a town in Caria, where it was first and chiefly found: cf. F. almandine.] (Min.) The common red variety of garnet. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • almandine — ALMANDINE. sub. fémin. Espèce de rubis …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • almandine — [al′məndīt΄al′mən dēn΄, al′məndin΄] n. [ML alamandina < LL Alabandina (gemma), stone from Alabanda, city in the interior of CARIA] a purplish red variety of garnet, Fe3Al2 (SiO4) 3, used as an inexpensive gem and an abrasive: sometimes called… …   English World dictionary

  • Almandine — Infobox mineral name = Almandine category = boxwidth = boxbgcolor = imagesize = caption = formula = molweight = color = reddish orange to red, slightly purplish red to reddish purple and usually dark in tone habit = system = twinning = cleavage …   Wikipedia

  • almandine — /al meuhn deen , duyn , din/, n. a mineral, red iron aluminum garnet. [1670 80; < F, MF < ML alamandina, alabandina a precious stone, prob. a kind of garnet, equiv. to Alaband(a) a town in Asia Minor + ina, fem. of inus INE1; cf. ME alabaundaryne …   Universalium

  • almandine — almandin [ almɑ̃dɛ̃ ] n. m. , almandine [ almɑ̃din ] n. f. • 1898, XVIIe; var. de alabandite ♦ Grenat aluminoferreux. ⇒ALMA(N)DIN, (ALMADIN, ALMANDIN) subst. masc., ALMA(N)DINE, (ALMADINE, ALMANDINE)subst. fém. MINÉR., JOAILL …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • almandine — almandinas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mineralas. formulė Fe₃Al₂[SiO₄]₃ atitikmenys: angl. almandine rus. альмандин …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • almandine — noun Etymology: Middle English alemaundine, from Anglo French alamandine, alteration of Old French alabandine, from Medieval Latin alabandina, from Alabanda, ancient city in Asia Minor Date: 15th century almandite …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • almandine — noun A deep red color, inclining to purple, mineral belonging to the garnet group with chemical formula FeAl(SiO) …   Wiktionary

  • almandine — n. red colored mineral, almandite …   English contemporary dictionary