from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A clear or translucent, deep orange-red to brownish-red variety of chalcedony. Also called sardius.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A variety of carnelian, of a rich reddish yellow or brownish red color.
- n. Any of various brownish red earth pigments formerly used in cosmetics and painting; has more yellow, hardly any blue (see puce), is lighter than russet and darker than traditional carnelian.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A variety of carnelian, of a rich reddish yellow or brownish red color. See the Note under Chalcedony.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A variety of carnelian which shows on its surface a rich reddish brown, but when held to the light appears of a deep blood-red. Also called sardoin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a deep orange-red variety of chalcedony
Middle English sarde, from Old French, from Latin sarda, perhaps from Sardīs, Sardis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)