carnelian

noun
car·ne·lian | \kär-ˈnēl-yən \

Definition of carnelian 

: a hard red chalcedony used in jewelry

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By adding lead, antimony, copper, manganese and other natural elements, pieces could be made to replicate lapis lazuli, carnelian, alabaster and turquoise. Susan Dunne, courant.com, "Ancient Glass Exhibit At Yale University Art Gallery," 7 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of carnelian

1695, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carnelian

alteration of cornelian, from Middle English corneline, from Anglo-French, perhaps from Old French cornele cornel cherry

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carnelian

noun
car·ne·lian | \kär-ˈnēl-yən \

Kids Definition of carnelian

: a hard reddish quartz used as a gem

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