a type of quartz with a waxy luster and microscopic crystals often forming colorful, parallel bands
Origin of chalcedonyMiddle English and Old French calcedoine from Late Latin (Vulg.) calcedonius, used to translated, translation Classical Greek chalk?d?n (only in Revelation 21:19), a precious stone from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
nounpl. chal·ced·o·nies, also cal·ced·o·nies
A translucent to transparent milky or grayish quartz with distinctive microscopic crystals arranged in slender fibers in parallel bands.
Origin of chalcedonyLate Latin chalcēdonius from Greek khalkēdōn a mystical stone (Revelation 21:19) perhaps from Khalkēdōn , Chalcedon