what is difference between carnelian and cornelian
From cornelian, the red form named carneolus under the influence of Latin carneus (“fleshy”) because of its color.
- (US) IPA(key): /kɑɹˈnil.jən/
carnelian (countable and uncountable, plural carnelians)
- (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.
- David Barthelmy (1997–2021), “Carnelian”, in Webmineral Mineralogy Database.
- “carnelian”, in Mindat.org, Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, 2000–2021.
From Old French corneline (French cornaline), from Medieval Latin cornus or cornum after the berry Cornus mas (cornelian cherry).
cornelian (countable and uncountable, plural cornelians)
- Alternative form of carnelian
- Any of various lycaenid butterflies of the genus Deudorix.
cornelian (plural cornelians)
- The cornelian cherry (fruit).