almandine /ˈalməndiːn, ˈalməndʌɪn/

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I. noun [ mass noun]

1. a kind of garnet with a violet tint.
– origin late Middle English: from obsolete French, alteration of alabandine, from medieval Latin alabandina (gemma), ‘jewel from Alabanda’, an ancient city in Asia Minor where these stones were cut.

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