Definition of alabandine in English:

alabandine

noun

historical
  • Almandine. Now historical.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Cleanness. Originally from post-classical Latin Alabandina, kind of precious stone (636 in Isidore), use as noun (short for gemma Alabandina) of feminine of Alabandinus of or relating to Alabanda from classical Latin Alabanda, a city of Caria + -īnus; compare almandine.

Pronunciation

alabandine

/aləˈbandiːn//aləˈbandʌɪn/