A purplish-red variety of garnet, Fe3Al2(SiO4)3, used as an inexpensive gem and an abrasive.

Al"man*dine (#), n. [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.] Min.

The common red variety of garnet.

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