Several uncut carnelians.
a red variety of chalcedony, used in jewelry
Origin of carnelianaltered, after Classical Latin caro, flesh (because of its color) ; from cornelian
A pale to deep red or reddish-brown variety of clear chalcedony, used in jewelry.
Origin of carnelianMiddle English corneline, from Old French, from cornel, cornel, from Latin cornus.
(countable and uncountable, plural carnelians)
- (mineralogy) A hard, reddish brown chalcedony; used in jewelery,
- 1952 You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, carnelian, topaz, and jasper, chrysolite, beryl, and onyx, sapphire, carbuncle, and emerald; and wrought in gold were your settings and your engravings. On the day that you were created they were prepared. — Ezekiel 28:13 RSV.