sard

noun
\ ˈsärd How to pronounce sard (audio) \

Definition of sard

: a reddish-brown variety of chalcedony sometimes classified as a variety of carnelian

First Known Use of sard

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sard

Middle English sarde, from Anglo-French, from Latin sarda

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“Sard.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sard. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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