Chalcedony Definition

kăl-sĕdn-ē
chalcedony, chalcedonies
noun
chalcedonies
A type of quartz with a waxy luster and microscopic crystals often forming colorful, parallel bands.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • calcedony
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Other Word Forms of Chalcedony

Noun

Singular:
chalcedony
Plural:
chalcedonies

Origin of Chalcedony

  • Late Latin chalcēdonius from Greek khalkēdōn a mystical stone (Revelation 21:19) perhaps from Khalkēdōn , Chalcedon

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

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