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Meaning of CARNELIAN

Pronunciation:  kâr'neelyun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a translucent red or orange variety of chalcedony
 

CARNELIAN is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: cornelian
 
 See Also: calcedony, chalcedony

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Car*nel"ian\, n. [For carnelian; influenced by L.
carneus fleshy, of flesh, because of its flesh red color. See
{Cornellan}.] (Min.)
A variety of chalcedony, of a clear, deep red, flesh red, or
reddish white color. It is moderately hard, capable of a good
polish, and often used for seals.

 

 

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