Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Min.) Same as carnelian.

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  • noun mineralogy Alternative form of carnelian.

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

  • noun a translucent red or orange variety of chalcedony

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • [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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    Delizia!

  • 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

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