(also cornelian /kôr-/)
A semiprecious stone consisting of an orange or orange-red variety of chalcedony.
More example sentences
- Other common stones are carnelians, which are a semi-opaque reddish orange, and turquoise from Iraq, which is sky blue.
- Another coiffure ornament from the 1904 display, now vanished but shown in the center of Plate V, consisted of silver filigree, carnelians, garnets, and enamel blackberries and leaves.
- The berries are an unusual creation of repousse silver covered in enamel and interspersed with carved carnelians and Mexican opals.
late Middle English: from Old French corneline; the prefix car- being suggested by Latin caro, carn- 'flesh'.
Definition of carnelian in:
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