Carnelian definition

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A very deep red with orange-brown tones.
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A pale to deep red or reddish-brown variety of clear chalcedony, used in jewelry.
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A red variety of chalcedony, used in jewelry.
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(mineralogy) A hard, reddish brown chalcedony; used in jewelery,
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
carnelian
Plural:
carnelians

Origin of carnelian

  • Middle English corneline from Old French from cornel cornel from Latin cornus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From cornelian, the red form named carneolus under the influence of Latin carneus "fleshy" because of its color.

    From Wiktionary