American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of carnelian.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See cornelian.
- Pertaining to or resembling cornel.
- n. mineralogy Alternative form of carnelian.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Min.) Same as carnelian.
- n. a translucent red or orange variety of chalcedony
- From Medieval Latin cornus or cornum after the berry Cornus mas (cornelian cherry). (Wiktionary)
“[Footnote 1: The cornelian was a present from his friend Edleston, a”
“Inside, she had created a series of corridors, one after the other, leading to the heart of the building—a white-marble-paved room set with exquisite pietra dura inlay of agates, sard, jade, and cornelian, gleaming marble walls, and a raised cenotaph in the center.”
“A broad path followed the stone wall that surrounded them, encompassed by a low hedge of cornelian cherry trees and rose, gooseberry, and current bushes.”
“Hence Bonvesin points out in passing that cornelian cherries are good for menstrual pain, that hyssop relieves catarrh, and that pomegranates combat fever.”
“For March, there come violets, specially the single blue, which are the earliest; the yellow daffodil; the daisy; the almond – tree in blossom; the peach – tree in blossom; the cornelian – tree in blossom; sweet – briar.”
“A total of 28 beautiful stones were used: red sandstone was brought from Fatehpur Sikri, jasper from Punjab, jade and crystal from China, turquoise from Tibet, lapis lazuli and sapphire from Sri Lanka, coal and cornelian from Arabia and diamonds from Panna.”
“She redoubled her caresses to Amelia; she kissed the white cornelian necklace as she put it on; and vowed she would never, never part with it.”
“She insisted upon Rebecca accepting the white cornelian and the turquoise rings, and a sweet sprigged muslin, which was too small for her now, though it would fit her friend to”
“The gem on the title-page, now engraved for the first time, is a red cornelian in the British Museum, probably Graeco – Roman, and treated in an archaistic style.”
“Russian teacher, with an expressive voice and a cornelian on his finger?”
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