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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 chal·ce·do·ny /kælˈsɛdṇi, ʧæl; ˈkælsəˌdoni, ˈʧæl, ˌdɑ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Chal·ced·o·ny n.; pl. Chalcedonies   Min. A cryptocrystalline, translucent variety of quartz, having usually a whitish color, and a luster nearly like wax. [Written also calcedony.]
 Note:When chalcedony is variegated with with spots or figures, or arranged in differently colored layers, it is called agate; and if by reason of the thickness, color, and arrangement of the layers it is suitable for being carved into cameos, it is called onyx. Chrysoprase is green chalcedony; carnelian, a flesh red, and sard, a brownish red variety.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a milky or grayish translucent to transparent quartz [syn: calcedony]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    Mentioned only in Rev. 21:19, as one of the precious stones in
    the foundation of the New Jerusalem. The name of this stone is
    derived from Chalcedon, where it is said to have been first
    discovered. In modern mineralogy this is the name of an
    agate-like quartz of a bluish colour. Pliny so names the Indian
    ruby. The mineral intended in Revelation is probably the Hebrew
    _nophekh_, translated "emerald" (Ex. 28:18; 39:11; Ezek. 27:16;
    28:13). It is rendered "anthrax" in the LXX., and "carbunculus"
    in the Vulgate. (See CARBUNCLE.)