noun, plural chal·ced·o·nies.
Origin of chalcedony
Examples from the Web for chalcedony
As soon as we landed we perceived that the ground was strewn with flaked chips of chalcedony, jasper, and similar stones.A Canyon Voyage|Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
A chalcedony made the wearer lucky at law, increased the vigour of one's body, and prevented illusions of the devil.The Mysteries of All Nations|James Grant
Agate-jasper is a variety intermediate between true jasper and chalcedony.
Chalcedony, which is the color of fire, shows who will be neighbors with God.
The materials include basalt, chert, chalcedony, and obsidian.The Topanga Culture Final Report on Excavations, 1948|A. E. Treganza
British Dictionary definitions for chalcedony
noun plural -nies
Word Origin for chalcedony
Word Origin and History 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."