noun, plural chal·ced·o·nies.
Origin of chalcedony
Examples from the Web for chalcedony
Historical Examples of chalcedony
When you desire his appearance, touch that chalcedony just before you.Imaginary Conversations and Poems
Walter Savage Landor
Point for a drill or perforator chipped from chalcedony (Fig. 47).The Archaeology of the Yakima Valley
Harlan Ingersoll Smith
Carnelian is a red variety of chalcedony, sard a brown variety.
A minute mosaic of chalcedony was used to portray white and iris and cornea.The Message
Stone rings were in common use, formed chiefly of chalcedony.Finger-Ring Lore
noun plural -nies
Word Origin for chalcedony
c.1300, from Latin calcedonius, in Vulgate translating Greek khalkedon in Rev. xxi:19, found nowhere else. Connection with Chalcedon in Asia Minor "is very doubtful" [OED]. The city name is from Phoenician and means "new town."