almandine[al′mən dēn′, -din′]
a purplish-red variety of garnet, FeAl(SiO), used as an inexpensive gem and an abrasive
sometimes called almandite
Origin of almandineMedieval Latin alamandina ; from Late Latin Alabandina (gemma), stone from Alabanda, city in the interior of Caria
A deep violet-red garnet, FeAl2Si3O12, found in metamorphic rocks and used as a gemstone.
Origin of almandineAlteration of obsolete alabandyne, from Middle English alabandine, from Late Latin (gemma) alabandina, (gem) of Alabanda, from Alabanda, a town of ancient Asia Minor.
Alteration of earlier alabandine.