Definition of Almandine

1. Noun. A purple variety of the ruby spinel.

Generic synonyms: Ruby Spinel, Spinel Ruby



2. Noun. A deep red garnet consisting of iron aluminum silicate.
Exact synonyms: Almandite
Generic synonyms: Garnet

Definition of Almandine

1. n. The common red variety of garnet.

Definition of Almandine

1. Noun. (mineral) A type of garnet having a deep red color, inclining to purple, with the chemical formula Fe3Al2(SiO4)3. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Almandine

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Almandine

1. The common red variety of garnet. Origin: 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Almandine Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Almandine Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Almandine

alma maters
almacantar
almae matres
almagest
almagests
almagra
almah
almahs
almain
almain-rivet
almains
almanac
almanack
almanacks
almanacs
almandine (current term)
almandines
almandite
almandites
almarudite
almas
alme
almeh
almehs
almemar
almemars
almendron
almeries
almery
almes

Literary usage of Almandine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Introduction to Mineralogy: Adapted to the Use of Schools, and Private by John Lee Comstock (1832)
"almandine. External characters.—Colour, red, mixed more or less with violet or blue, ... almandine is found in primitive rocks, as granite and mica slate. ..."

2. A System of Mineralogy: Descriptive Mineralogy, Comprising the Most Recent by James Dwight Dana, George Jarvis Brush (1868)
"... almandine (var. of garnet) ; 4, GREEN ACTINOLITE 3, ORTHOCLASE ; 6, BRONZITE. 4. CRYSTALLOGRAPHY. 1. The systems of crystallization are as follows: 2. ..."

3. Precious Stones and Gems: Their History, Sources and Characteristics by Edwin William Streeter (1898)
"The Precious Garnet is sometimes called " almandine," from the city of Alabanda, ... The principal varieties recognised by mineralogists are the almandine, ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"In-the United States there are n: localities which yield almandine. Dr GF Kunz has figured ; crystal of coarse almandine weighing 9} Ib. from New York c;: ..."

5. A Treatise on Gems in Reference to Their Practical and Scientific Value: A by Lewis Feuchtwanger (1838)
"almandine Ruby; of a cochineal-red colour, bordering on blue, violet-blue, and reddish-brown; it is distinguished from the Garnet, likewise called the ..."

6. Retrospect of Philosophical, Mechanical, Chemical, and Agricultural Discoveries (1810)
"On almandine,, or Greenland Garnet ; on the Separation of ... have found zircon in almandine, or Greenland garnet ; but Klaproth has found only 43 percent, ..."

7. An Introduction to Mineralogy: Adapted to the Use of Schools, and Private by John Lee Comstock (1841)
"almandine. External characters. Colour, red, mixed more or less with violet or blue, sometimes blood, or cherry red; occurs in crystals; ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Almandine

Search for Almandine on Dictionary.com!Search for Almandine on Thesaurus.com!Search for Almandine on Google!Search for Almandine on Wikipedia!

Search