cor·​ne·​lian | \ kȯr-ˈnēl-yən How to pronounce cornelian (audio) \

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The collection has since expanded into fine jewellery and this summer sees the launch of Diva Festa, a panoply of turquoise, cornelian, mother of pearl and diamond inspired by the baths. Alice B-b, A-LIST, "No Place Like Rome," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of cornelian

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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not constant or steady

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