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sard

[sahrd]
noun
  1. a reddish-brown chalcedony, used as a gem.
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Origin of sard

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin sarda < Greek sárdios sardius
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Historical Examples of sard

  • The loud report of his pistol struck Sard with the horror of paralysis.

    The Flaming Jewel

    Robert W. Chambers

  • As he passed Sard he looked curiously into the man's frightened eyes.

    The Flaming Jewel

    Robert W. Chambers

  • But whether in Quintana's direction or not Sard could not tell.

    The Flaming Jewel

    Robert W. Chambers

  • The day Darragh received the letter he started to look up Sard.

    The Flaming Jewel

    Robert W. Chambers

  • But that very morning Sard had received a curious letter from Rotterdam.

    The Flaming Jewel

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British Dictionary definitions for sard

sard

sardius (ˈsɑːdɪəs)

noun
  1. an orange, red, or brown variety of chalcedony, used as a gemstone. Formula: SiO 2Also called: sardine
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Word Origin for sard

C14: from Latin sarda, from Greek sardios stone from Sardis
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