carnelian (n.) "red variety of chalcedony," variant of CORNELIAN (Cf. cornelian), altered by influence of M.L. carneolus because of its flesh color.

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  • Carnelian — Car*nel ian, n. [For carnelian; influenced by L. carneus fleshy, of flesh, because of its flesh red color. See {Cornellan}.] (Min.) A variety of chalcedony, of a clear, deep red, flesh red, or reddish white color. It is moderately hard, capable… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carnelian — ist eine rote Rebsorte . Es handelt sich um eine Neuzüchtung zwischen (Carignan x Cabernet Sauvignon) und Grenache. Die Kreuzung erfolgte im Jahre 1949 durch Harold Olmo an der University of California in Davis. Die Markteinführung der Rebsorte… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • carnelian — (also cornelian) ► NOUN ▪ a dull red or pink semi precious variety of chalcedony. ORIGIN Old French corneline, the prefix car being suggested by Latin caro flesh …   English terms dictionary

  • carnelian — [kär nēl′yən] n. [altered, after L caro, flesh (because of its color) < CORNELIAN] a red variety of chalcedony, used in jewelry …   English World dictionary

  • Carnelian — For other uses, see Carnelian (disambiguation). Cornelian redirects here. For other uses, see Cornelian (disambiguation). Sard redirects here. For other uses, see Sard (disambiguation). Carnelian / Sard Polishe …   Wikipedia

  • carnelian — /kahr neel yeuhn/, n. a red or reddish variety of chalcedony, used in jewelry. Also, cornelian. [1685 95; var. (with a of CARNATION) of cornelian, ME cornel(ine) ( < MF, prob. equiv. to OF cornele cornel cherry + ine INE1) + IAN] * * * or… …   Universalium

  • carnelian — Chalcedony Chal*ced o*ny (k[a^]l*s[e^]d [ o]*n[y^] or k[a^]l s[ e]*d[ o]*n[y^]; 277), n.; pl. {Chalcedonies} ( n[i^]z). [ L. chalcedonius, fr. Gr. CHalkhdw n Chalcedon, a town in Asia Minor, opposite to Byzantium: cf. calc[ e]doine, OE.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carnelian — noun Etymology: alteration of cornelian, from Middle English corneline, from Anglo French, perhaps from Old French cornele cornel cherry Date: 1695 a hard red chalcedony used in jewelry …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • carnelian — noun A hard, reddish brown chalcedony; used in jewelery, Syn: cornelian …   Wiktionary

  • carnelian — The sixth precious stone in the foundation of the wall of the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:20, NRSV, REB); a red stone, a ruby (NJB) rather than sardius (AV) …   Dictionary of the Bible

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