carnelian

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noun car·ne·lian \kär-ˈnēl-yən\

Definition of carnelian

  1. :  a hard red chalcedony used in jewelry

Origin and Etymology 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

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noun car·ne·lian \kär-ˈnēl-yən\

Definition of carnelian for Students

  1. :  a hard reddish quartz used as a gem


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