Examples from the Web for cornelian
Someone remarked on my finger a cornelian ring on which was engraved very beautifully the head of Louis XV.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The last event of the season,” said Cornelian, “and quite one of the most amusing and lively functions that there have been.When William Came|Saki
July—Cornelian or Ruby—The forgetfulness or the cure of evils springing from friendship or love.The Mysteries of All Nations|James Grant
With noise of bell and cymbal, they ran leaping through an enchanted Piccadilly seen in amber or cornelian.Carnival|Compton Mackenzie
Lentulus, who came of the ancient and noble Cornelian family, was one of the chiefs of the Catiline conspiracy.
British Dictionary definitions for cornelian
Word Origin and History for cornelian
"red variety of chalcedony," a variant of corneline (c.1400), from Old French corneline (Modern French cornaline), diminutive of corneola, probably from Vulgar Latin *cornea, from Latin cornus, name of a type of berry (see cornel).