Definition of Chalcedony

1. Noun. A milky or greyish translucent to transparent quartz.

Exact synonyms: Calcedony
Generic synonyms: Quartz, Transparent Gem
Specialized synonyms: Agate, Bloodstone, Heliotrope, Carnelian, Cornelian, Chrysoprase, Onyx, Plasma, Sard, Sardine, Sardius



Definition of Chalcedony

1. n. A cryptocrystalline, translucent variety of quartz, having usually a whitish color, and a luster nearly like wax.

Definition of Chalcedony

1. Noun. A form of fine-grained quartz that is nearly transparent or has a milky translucence; it fractures conchoidally. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chalcedony

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chalcedony

chalasia
chalastic
chalaza
chalazae
chalazal
chalazas
chalaze
chalazes
chalazia
chalaziferous
chalazion
chalazions
chalcanthite
chalcedonic
chalcedonies
chalcedony (current term)
chalcid
chalcid fly
chalcid wasp
chalcidfly
chalcidology
chalcids
chalcis fly
chalco-
chalcoalumite
chalcocite
chalcocites
chalcocyanite
chalcogen
chalcogenide

Literary usage of Chalcedony

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1. Bulletin by North Carolina Dept. of Conservation and Development, North Carolina Geological Survey (1883-1905), North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1907)
"chalcedony.—A rich fawn and salmon colored chalcedony has been obtained near Linville, in Burke County, and fine agates and chalcedony at Caldwell's, ..."

2. Rock Minerals: Their Chemical and Physical Characters and Their by Joseph Paxson Iddings (1911)
"chalcedony occurs in aggregates of radiating, and also of parallel, fibers, ... chalcedony is colorless in thin section, has about the double refraction of ..."

3. A Treatise on Metamorphism by Charles Richard Van Hise (1904)
"The specific gravities of chert and chalcedony are intermediate between those of ... Chert and chalcedony are derived from opal. The material here included ..."

4. The Barite Deposits of Missouri and the Geology of the Barite District by William Arthur Tarr (1918)
"nearly always containing some chalcedony, has been deposited on the sides ... Alternate Layers of chalcedony and quartz is the dominant mode of occurrence. ..."

5. Natural Resources of the United States by Jacob Harris Patton (1894)
"Agate and chalcedony.—There is an intimate connection between agate and chalcedony, both being uncrystallized quartz, but " the colors of the agate are ..."

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