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almandine

[al-muh n-deen, -dahyn, -din] /ˈæl mənˌdin, -ˌdaɪn, -dɪn/
noun
1.
a mineral, red iron aluminum garnet.
Origin of almandine
1670-1680
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
1.
a deep violet-red garnet that consists of iron aluminium silicate and is used as a gemstone. Formula: Fe3Al2(SiO4)3
Word Origin
C17: from French, from Medieval Latin alabandīna, from Alabanda, ancient city of Asia Minor where these stones were cut
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