carnelian(redirected from cornelians)
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car·nel·ian(kär-nēl′yən) also cor·nel·ian (kôr-)
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.]
(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]
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]