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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 ?
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.
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.
The cornelian appeased anger, and the hyacinth provoked sleep, and the amethyst drove away the fumes of wine.
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.
But the walls were made of screens of marble tracery--beautiful milk-white fretwork, set with agates and cornelians and jasper and lapis lazuli, and as the moon came up behind the hill it shone through the open work, casting shadows on the ground like black velvet embroidery.
Examples are found featuring agate, amethysts, cornelian, emeralds, garnets, lapis lazuli, pearls, rock crystal and even sapphires," Alan says.
In order to prepare gurgut, a mixture of minced akhta zogal (dried pitted Cornelian cherry), and fine-cut onions, lavashana, hot and sweet peppers is used as a stuffing for the fish.
The Shish Mahal has precious stones placed on its walls and ceiling including lapis lazuli, jade, soap stone, cornelian and black marble has been used in the flooring.
Enhancement of antioxidant capacity of cornelian cherry (Cornus mas) fruit by postharvest calcium treatment.
Also, Mert (2009) investigated the pollen length pollen width intine and exine thickness of six cornelian cherry (Cornus mas L.