cornelian

noun

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

Examples of cornelian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, 4 July 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cornelian was in the 15th century

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“Cornelian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cornelian. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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