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almandine
n. red colored mineral, almandite

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Almandine
Almandine , also known incorrectly as almandite, is a species of mineral belonging to the garnet group. The name is a corruption of alabandicus, which is the name applied by Pliny the Elder to a stone found or worked at Alabanda, a town in Caria in Asia Minor. Almandine is an iron alumina garnet, of deep red color, inclining to purple. It is frequently cut with a convex face, or en cabochon, and is then known as carbuncle. Viewed through the spectroscope in a strong light, it generally shows three characteristic absorption bands.

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almandine

Noun
1. a purple variety of the ruby spinel
(hypernym) spinel ruby, ruby spinel
2. a deep red garnet consisting of iron aluminum silicate
(synonym) almandite
(hypernym) garnet


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n. almandine, red colored mineral, almandite

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Almandine
(n.)
The common red variety of garnet.
  

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