chalcedony

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

Definition of chalcedony

plural chalcedonies
: a translucent variety of quartz of various colors and waxy luster

chalcedonic

play \ˌkal-sə-ˈdä-nik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of chalcedony

Middle English calcedonie, a precious stone, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin chalcedonius, from Greek Chalkēdōn Chalcedon


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