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almandine


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Almandine  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  almandine 
  n  1:  a  purple  variety  of  the  ruby  spinel 
  2:  a  deep  red  garnet  consisting  of  iron  aluminum  silicate  [syn: 
  {almandite}] 




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