Definition of almondine in US English:


(also almandine)


  • 1Of, resembling, or reminiscent of the almond tree or its fruit. Now rare.

  • 2Originally and chiefly US. Usually as postpositive. Designating a dish garnished or served with almonds, as "green beans almondine", "trout almondine", etc.


Late Middle English; earliest use found in Cursor Mundi: a Northumbrian poem of the 14th century. Probably originally from almond + -en. The some forms in Middle English may show a phonetic development from the some forms, or may show a remodelling (or an independent formation) after words in -ine.