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,