carnelian

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car·nel·ian

 (kär-nēl′yən) also cor·nel·ian (kôr-)
n.
A pale to deep red or reddish-brown variety of clear chalcedony, used in jewelry.

[Middle English corneline, from Old French, from cornel, cornel, from Latin cornus.]

carnelian

(kɑːˈniːljən)
n
(Minerals) a red or reddish-yellow translucent variety of chalcedony, used as a gemstone
[C17: variant of cornelian, from Old French corneline, of uncertain origin; car- spelling influenced by Latin carneus flesh-coloured]

car•nel•ian

(kɑrˈnil yən)

also cornelian



n.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carnelian - a translucent red or orange variety of chalcedony
calcedony, chalcedony - a milky or greyish translucent to transparent quartz
Translations

carnelian

[kɑːˈniːljən] ncornalina
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
Curious as to what this might be, he opened the pouch and found a cornelian engraved with various figures and strange characters.