- a very hard, deep orange-red variety of chalcedony, used in jewelry, etc.
- a piece of this
Origin of sardMiddle English saarde ; from Classical Latin sarda ; from or akin to Classical Greek sardios, sard, literally , uncertain or unknown; perhaps Sardian stone ; from Sardeis, Sardis
A clear or translucent, deep orange-red to brownish-red variety of chalcedony. Also called sardius.
Origin of sardMiddle English sarde, from Old French, from Latin sarda, perhaps from Sard&imacron;s, Sardis.
(third-person singular simple present sards, present participle sarding, simple past and past participle sarded)
- (obsolete) to seduce (a woman)