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Definition of "cornelian" [cor•nel•ian]

  • Variant of carnelian. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cornelian" in a sentence
  • "[Footnote 1: The cornelian was a present from his friend Edleston, a"
  • "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."
  • "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."