from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A pale to deep red or reddish-brown variety of clear chalcedony, used in jewelry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A hard, reddish brown chalcedony; used in jewelery,
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A siliceous stone, a variety of chalcedony, of a deep-red, flesh-red, or reddish-white color.
- n. The beautiful red or reddish color of this stone. The distinctive colors of Cornell University are cornelian and white.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a translucent red or orange variety of chalcedony
The orange stone is sometimes referred to as carnelian agate as, held up to the light, it exhibits the parallel banding typical of agates.
The carnelian is a siliceous stone and a species of chalcedony.
The gold of the ring is massive at the face, making a strong setting for the carnelian, which is engraved with the figure of a female bearing corn and fruit.
Nubia also prospered from the export of gold, copper, and semiprecious stones such as carnelian, jasper, and amethyst, which it possessed in great quantity.
Agates of the finest types, such as carnelian and sard, come principally from Brazil and from India.
The people speak of an Akík ( "carnelian") which, rubbed down in vinegar, enters into the composition of a favourite philtre -- we could not, however, find any for sale.
The Sacral chakra, on top of the pelvis, matches the color orange, as in crystals such as carnelian, sunstone or calcite.
Though the Egyptians possessed gold and silver in abundance, their use of rubies, emeralds, diamonds, etc., was extremely limited; they used colorful stones like carnelian and turquoise instead.
Ranging from scarlet to carnelian to a kind of raspberry-magenta blend, they would have induced psychosis in any self-respecting interior designer.
I'll find myself going through my stash of an evening, pulling some of these here, and those over there, and don't I have some small carnelian donuts, and and and... 6 hours later, there's this thing done with stone and glass and wire and I had no idea when I started it, what it was going to be.
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