almandine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n almandine a deep red garnet consisting of iron aluminum silicate
    • n almandine a purple variety of the ruby spinel
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Almandine (Min) The common red variety of garnet.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Almandine al′man-dīn a red transparent variety of the garnet
    • Almandine Also Al′mandin
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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,

Usage

In literature:

They were paved with rosy almandine and snowy alabaster; and the palaces glittered in the gay lamplight like a million stars.
"Fairy Book" by Sophie May
Almandine garnets also show no dichroism and lack variety of color.
"A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public" by Frank Bertram Wade
It seems related to both almandine and pyrope, and shows the absorption-spectrum of almandine.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
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