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Variant of carnelian.


(Minerals) a variant spelling of carnelian


(kɑrˈnil yən)

also cornelian

a reddish variety of chalcedony used in jewelry.
[1685–95; variant (with a of carnation) of cornelian < Middle French, probably < Old French cornele cornel cherry]
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Noun1.cornelian - a translucent red or orange variety of chalcedony
calcedony, chalcedony - a milky or greyish translucent to transparent quartz


[kɔːˈniːlɪən] Ncornalina f
References in classic literature ?
The cornelian appeased anger, and the hyacinth provoked sleep, and the amethyst drove away the fumes of wine.
Curious as to what this might be, he opened the pouch and found a cornelian engraved with various figures and strange characters.
This cornelian must be something very precious," thought he, "or my wife would not wear it on her person with so much care.
Poyser was in his Sunday suit of drab, with a red-and-green waistcoat and a green watch-ribbon having a large cornelian seal attached, pendant like a plumb-line from that promontory where his watch-pocket was situated; a silk handkerchief of a yellow tone round his neck; and excellent grey ribbed stockings, knitted by Mrs.
She insisted upon Rebecca accepting the white cornelian and the turquoise rings, and a sweet sprigged muslin, which was too small for her now, though it would fit her friend to a nicety; and she determined in her heart to ask her mother's permission to present her white Cashmere shawl to her friend.
She redoubled her caresses to Amelia; she kissed the white cornelian necklace as she put it on; and vowed she would never, never part with it.
14 carats, mounted in 18k Rose Gold with a Peach Moonstone and Cornelian surround
The upper classes quickly adopted the habit and, when techniques were mastered for cutting and modelling jade and hardstones such as agate, quartz, cornelian and amethyst, decorative snuff bottles, sized to sit in the palm of the hand and sumptuous enough to impress in social circles, became de rigeur.
Prior to Aquamarine Power, Robb was working in Cornelian Asset Managers as Director of finance, compliance and operations.
A parade of spring flowering trees starts with the yellow-blooming (in April) Cornelian cherry or (in May) the native, white flowering dogwood, or the (June-blooming) Japanese dogwood.