[kɑː'niːlɪən] or [kɑr'niljən]
(noun.) a translucent red or orange variety of chalcedony.
Inputed by Elvira--From WordNet
(n.) A variety of chalcedony, of a clear, deep red, flesh red, or reddish white color. It is moderately hard, capable of a good polish, and often used for seals.
n. the name given to the finer varieties of chalcedony blood-red or flesh-colour reddish-brown reddish-white or yellow more rarely milk-white.—Also Cornē′lian.
- Silica is also met with in the carnelian and we find it constituting jasper, agate, cat’s-eye, onyx and opals. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- I didn't envy her then, for I felt that millions of carnelian rings wouldn't have made me happy after that. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- Susie Perkins came to school today with a lovely red carnelian ring. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.