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Meaning of ALMANDINE

Pronunciation:  'almun`deen

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 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a deep red garnet consisting of iron aluminum silicate
  2. [n]  a purple variety of the ruby spinel
 
 Synonyms: almandite
 
 See Also: garnet, ruby spinel, spinel ruby

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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