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cor·nel·ian

 (kôr-nēl′yən)
n.
Variant of carnelian.
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cornelian

(kɔːˈniːlɪən)
n
(Minerals) a variant spelling of carnelian
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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]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cornelian - a translucent red or orange variety of chalcedony
calcedony, chalcedony - a milky or greyish translucent to transparent quartz
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Translations

cornelian

[kɔːˈniːlɪən] Ncornalina f
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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.
In September come grapes; apples; poppies of all colors; peaches; melocotones; nectarines; cornelians; wardens; quinces.
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.
Inside, the stuffing consists of fried onions, roasted walnuts, raisins, dried plums, dried pitted Cornelian cherries are all minced and mixed into a paste.
Addressing a press conference, organizers including Zain Baloch (Cornelian organization), Shakir Hussain Shakir (Columnist), Dr Amanullah (BZU) informed that various programmes including seminars, dialogues, debates, poetry conference, folk music, declamation contest, documentaries on south Punjab, traditional cuisines and cultural programmes would be arranged to entertain the masses.
You always have to make cornelian choices, and always have to be prepared to one bad news per day at least.
There are 105 cornelian spherical beads found in the Nevolino burial grounds.