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chalcedony Explained

chalcedony at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1305, from L. calcedonius, in Vulgate translating Gk. khalkedon in Rev. xxi.19, found nowhere else. Connection with Chalcedon in Asia Minor "is very doubtful" [O.E.D.]. ///

chalcedony at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Very fine-grained variety of the silica mineral quartz. A form of chert, it occurs in a great variety of colors, usually bluish white, gray, yellow, or brown. Other physical properties are those of quartz. For centuries, chalcedony has been the stone most used by gem engravers, and many varieties are still cut and polished as ornamental stones. See also agate, carnelian, onyx.

Chalcedony at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

ce, pulverize, apportion.

[ADJ] (Disjunction): disjoined, discontinuous, abstract, disjunctive, secant, isolated, insular, separate, disparate, discrete, apart, asunder, far between, loose, free, unattached, unannexed, unassociated, unconnected, distinct, adrift in twain, in the abstract, abstractedly.

[V] (Disjunction): {break into parts}: cut, incise, saw, snip, nib, nip, cleave, rive, rend, slit, split, splinter, chip, crack, snap, break, tear, burst, rend, rend asunder, wrench, rupture, shatter, crunch, chop, cut up, rip up, hack, hew, slash, wh

Chalcedony at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Chalcedony \Chal*ced"o*ny\ (k[a^]l*s[e^]d"[-o]*n[y^] or
k[a^]l"s[-e]*d[-o]*n[y^]; 277), n.; pl. {Chalcedonies}
(-n[i^]z). [ L. chalcedonius, fr. Gr. CHalkhdw`n Chalcedon, a
town in Asia Minor, opposite to Byzantium: cf. calc['e]doine,
OE. calcidoine, casidoyne. Cf. {Cassidony}.] (Min.)
A cryptocrystalline, translucent variety of quartz, having
usually a whitish color, and a luster nearly like wax.
[Written also {calcedony}.]

Note: When chalcedony is variegated with with spots or
figures, or arranged in differently colored layers, it
is called {agate}; and if by reason of the thickness,
color, and arrangement of the layers it is suitable for
being carved into cameos, it is called {onyx}.
{Chrysoprase} is green chalcedony; {carnelian}, a flesh
red, and {sard}, a brownish red variety.

chalcedony at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a milky or grayish translucent to transparent quartz [syn: {calcedony}]

chalcedony at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: IPA » /kælˈsɛdəni/
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    Category: File - :Chalcedony_geode.JPG|thumb|250px|A cut and polished chalcedony geode.
    Inter: en-noun » chalcedonies
  • A form of fine-grained quartz that is nearly transparent or has a milky translucence; it fractures conchoidally.


    Inter: trans-top » form of fine-grained quartz
    • Cherokee: Inter: t- » chr|ᎧᎵᏏᏙᏂ|tr=kalisidoni|sc=Cher
    • Czech: chalcedon
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|kaltsedon
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kalsedoni
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|calcédoine
    • German: Chalcedon
    • Hebrew: כלקדון
    • Ido: kalcedono
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|calcedonio|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|玉髄|tr=ぎょくずい, gyokuzui
    • Latvian: halcedons

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Lithuanian: chalcedonas
  • Polish: chalcedon
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|calcedônia|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|халцедон|tr=halcedon
  • Slovak: chalcedón
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|calcedonia|f
  • Swahili: Inter: t- » sw|kalkedoni
  • Swedish: kalcedon
  • Turkish: kalsedon
  • Ukrainian: халцедон (halcedon)
  • Vietnamese: chan-xe-đon

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * (noun: types of minerals) agate, chert, flint, moganite
    • (adjective) conchoidal
    • (adverb) conchoidally
    • (noun) break, fracture, flake, shatter
    • (verb) knapp, break, fracture, flake, shatter

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