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 (ăl′mən-dēn′) also al·man·dite (-dīt′)
A deep violet-red garnet, FeAl2Si3O12, found in metamorphic rocks and used as a gemstone.

[Alteration of obsolete alabandyne, from Middle English alabandine, from Late Latin (gemma) alabandina, (gem) of Alabanda, from Alabanda, a town of ancient Asia Minor.]


(ˈælməndɪn; -ˌdaɪn)
(Minerals) a deep violet-red garnet that consists of iron aluminium silicate and is used as a gemstone. Formula: Fe3Al2(SiO4)3. Also called: almondite
[C17: from French, from Medieval Latin alabandīna, from Alabanda, ancient city of Asia Minor where these stones were cut]


(ˈæl mənˌdin, -ˌdaɪn, -dɪn)

a purple-red iron aluminum garnet.
[1670–80; < French, Middle French < Medieval Latin alamandīna, alabandīna a precious stone, from Alaband(a) a town in Asia Minor]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.almandine - a purple variety of the ruby spinel
ruby spinel, spinel ruby - a spinel used as a gemstone (usually dark red)
2.almandine - a deep red garnet consisting of iron aluminum silicatealmandine - a deep red garnet consisting of iron aluminum silicate
garnet - any of a group of hard glassy minerals (silicates of various metals) used as gemstones and as an abrasive
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McEvoy's win on the 9-1 shot followed his Melbourne Cup triumphs on Almandin in 2016 and Brew in 2000.
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FRANKIE Dettori is set for a big few days on the global stage after being confirmed for Ulysses as one of his rides in the Breeders' Cup and being snapped up for Almandin in the Melbourne Cup.
Dettori has landed the mount on last year's winner Almandin, trained by Robert Hickmott, in the Flemington showpiece a week tomorrow due to Damien Oliver being suspended.
TONY Martin is already plotting a return to Australia next year after Heartbreak City was agonisingly denied by Almandin in the Emirates Melbourne Cup.
MELBOURNE -- Almandin pipped Heartbreak City in a thrilling finish to the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday, giving Australian owner Lloyd Williams a record fifth win in the 'race that stops a nation'.
Stall 19 isn't ideal, I wish we were lower, but Almandin won from 17 two years ago so it's not impossible." Stuart Riley in Melbourne Pros and cons C Four-and-a-half length rout of Dee Ex Bee in the Gordon Stakes is eyecatching form, he gets in with a lovely light weight and has a master aboard in Kerrin McEvoy D With just seven starts and defeats both times he's encountered double-figure fields he may lack the street-smartness, and he has yet to race over a trip within half a mile of this.
Local businessman Lloyd Williams extended his record to six Melbourne Cups as an owner, having celebrated his fifth with winner Almandin in last year's race.
McEvoy, who ended his successful association with Godolphin in 2014, won the 2016 Melbourne Cup aboard Almandin.