a purplish-red variety of garnet, FeAl(SiO), used as an inexpensive gem and an abrasive
sometimes called al′man·dite·
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.