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or kăl"s&esl;*d&osl;*n&ybreve;; 277),
n.; pl. Chalcedonies
(-n&ibreve;z). [ L. chalcedonius, fr. Gr.
CHalkhdw`n Chalcedon, a town in Asia Minor, opposite
to Byzantium: cf. calcédoine, 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.]
&fist; 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.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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