carnelian definition

  • noun:
    • A pale to deep purple or reddish-brown number of clear chalcedony, used in precious jewelry.
    • a difficult, reddish-brown chalcedony; utilized in jewelery,
    • many different chalcedony, of an obvious, deep purple, flesh purple, or reddish white color. It's reasonably tough, capable of an excellent polish, and sometimes employed for seals.
    • A siliceous stone, a variety of chalcedony, of a deep-red, flesh-red, or reddish-white shade.
    • the gorgeous purple or reddish colour of this rock. The distinctive colors of Cornell University are cornelian and white.
    • a translucent red or orange variety of chalcedony

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