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

Examples of sard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sardonyx is a combination of the minerals sard and onyx, which together form the reddish-brown or orange stone with bands of white or black. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 24 July 2023 Sardonyx is a combination of minerals sard and onyx, which together form a reddish-brown or orange stone with bands of white or black. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 27 Mar. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sard was in the 14th century

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“Sard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sard. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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