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chal·ced·o·ny also cal·ced·o·ny  audio  (kl-sdn-) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. chal·ced·o·nies
A translucent to transparent milky or grayish quartz with distinctive microscopic crystals arranged in slender fibers in parallel bands.

ETYMOLOGY:
Late Latin chalcdonius, from Greek khalkdn, a mystical stone (Revelation 21:19), perhaps from Khalkdn Chalcedon

OTHER FORMS:
chalce·donic  (kls-dnk) KEY (Adjective)


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