from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of carnelian.

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  • n. Alternative form of carnelian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as carnelian.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or resembling cornel.
  • n. See cornelian.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a translucent red or orange variety of chalcedony


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From Medieval Latin cornus or cornum after the berry Cornus mas (cornelian cherry).


  • [Footnote 1: The cornelian was a present from his friend Edleston, a

    Byron's Poetical Works, Volume 1

  • 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.

    Shadow Princess

  • 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.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • 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.

    The Essays

  • 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.

    Symbol of Love & Passion - Taj Mahal

  • 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.

    Vanity Fair

  • 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

    Vanity Fair

  • 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.

    Letters to Dead Authors

  • Russian teacher, with an expressive voice and a cornelian on his finger?

    The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories


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