American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A deep violet-red garnet, FeAl2Si3O12, found in metamorphic rocks and used as a gemstone.
- n. mineralogy A type of garnet having a deep red color, inclining to purple, with the chemical formula Fe3Al2(SiO4)3.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Min.) The common red variety of garnet.
- n. a deep red garnet consisting of iron aluminum silicate
- n. a purple variety of the ruby spinel
- Alteration of obsolete alabandyne, from Middle English alabandine, from Late Latin (gemma) alabandina, (gem) of Alabanda, from Alabanda, a town of ancient Asia Minor. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The so-called almandine garnets of the jeweler are frequently of the almandite class and tend to purplish red.”
“One is the variety of red garnet known as almandine, and the other is the jargoon.”
“You're essentially making green beans almandine, which is a perfectly wonderful solution.”
“Almandite garnet, the "almandine" of the jeweler is less abundant than pyrope, when of gem quality.”
“The so-called "almandine" garnets (those of purplish-red tint) do not equal the true ruby in brightness of color and when held up to the light show more prismatic colors than the true ruby, owing to the greater dispersion of garnet.”
“This should be "almandine," the word probably being a corruption of alabandina, a gem so called because found at”
“Ordering Dover sole almandine is about as far as he's ever gone.”
“Besides being a healthier and tastier breadcrumb substitute, you can add sliced or chopped almonds to green beans for the classic green beans almandine.”
“At Las Mañanitas, diners enjoy chicken in green mole, tortilla soup and trout almandine, among other selections, surrounded by tropical plants and birds.”
“In the second level are the standards that round out this meal and are interchangeable but will appear in variations: sweet potatoes (roasted with glaze or mashed and topped with marshmallow), green beans (almandine, baked with onion crisps, steamed), creamed pearl onions, green salad, and way too many other ingredients and preparations to go on listing.”
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