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Carnelian (color)

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Carnelian is a color named after the carnelian variety of the mineral chalcedony. This semi-precious gemstone is noted for its rich shade of reddish-brown.

Another name for this color is Cornell red, as it is the color of Cornell University.

The first recorded use of Carnelian as a color name in English was in 1899.[2]

Carnelian in culture



  • In 1898, Herberton Williams, a Campbell Soup Company executive, convinced the company to adopt a carnelian red and bright white color scheme, because he was taken by the crisp carnelian red color of the Cornell University football team's uniforms.[4]


University colors



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