almond + -ine. Sense 2 is modelled on French almondin.
almondine (not comparable)
- (rare) Like or of the almond or almond tree.
- Garnished with almond slices.
- 2009, Katy Koontz, Insiders' Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains, page 91:
- You've probably heard of trout almondine, but how about cheese-baked trout, Parmesan trout, or trout with lemon rice stuffing?
Unlike most English adjectives, almondine typically follows the noun it describes, rather than preceding it.
garnished with almond slices
almondine (plural almondines)
gemstone that is either a deep red garnet or a purple spinel