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carnelian

noun car·ne·lian \kär-ˈnēl-yən\

Definition of CARNELIAN

:  a hard red chalcedony used in jewelry

Origin of CARNELIAN

alteration of cornelian, from Middle English corneline, from Anglo-French, perhaps from Old French cornele cornel cherry
First Known Use: 1695
CARNELIAN Defined for Kids

carnelian

noun car·ne·lian \kär-ˈnēl-yən\

Definition of CARNELIAN for Kids

:  a hard reddish quartz used as a gem

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