carnelian vs cornelian what difference

what is difference between carnelian and cornelian

English

Etymology

From cornelian, the red form named carneolus under the influence of Latin carneus (fleshy) because of its color.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /kɑɹˈnil.jən/

Noun

carnelian (countable and uncountable, plural carnelians)

  1. (mineralogy) A hard, reddish brown chalcedony; used in jewelery,
    • 1952 You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, carnelian, topaz, and jasper, chrysolite, beryl, and onyx, sapphire, carbuncle, and emerald; and wrought in gold were your settings and your engravings. On the day that you were created they were prepared. — Ezekiel 28:13 RSV.

Synonyms

  • cornelian

Translations

Further reading

  • David Barthelmy (1997–2021), “Carnelian”, in Webmineral Mineralogy Database.
  • “carnelian”, in Mindat.org[1], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, 2000–2021.

Anagrams

  • encranial


English

Etymology 1

From Old French corneline (French cornaline), from Medieval Latin cornus or cornum after the berry Cornus mas (cornelian cherry).

Noun

cornelian (countable and uncountable, plural cornelians)

  1. Alternative form of carnelian
  2. Any of various lycaenid butterflies of the genus Deudorix.

Etymology 2

Noun

cornelian (plural cornelians)

  1. The cornelian cherry (fruit).

References

Anagrams

  • lecanorin

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