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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
(särd),USA pronunciation n.
Also, sardius, sardine.
- Mineralogy, Jewelrya reddish-brown chalcedony, used as a gem.
- Greek sárdios sardius
- Latin sarda
- Middle English 1350–1400
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
sard /sɑːd/, sardius /ˈsɑːdɪəs/ n
Etymology: 14th Century: from Latin sarda, from Greek sardios stone from Sardis
- an orange, red, or brown variety of chalcedony, used as a gemstone. Formula: SiO2
Also called: sardine
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