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chalcedony

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chalcedony

noun chal·ce·do·ny \kal-ˈse-dən-ē, chal-; ˈkal-sə-ˌdō-nē, ˈchal-, -ˌdä-\
plural chal·ce·do·nies

Definition of CHALCEDONY

:  a translucent variety of quartz of various colors and waxy luster
chal·ce·don·ic \ˌkal-sə-ˈdä-nik\ adjective

Origin of CHALCEDONY

Middle English calcedonie, a precious stone, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin chalcedonius, from Greek Chalkēdōn Chalcedon
First Known Use: 13th century

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