Cornelian or carnelian

Derivation: From "cornu" (Latin) a horn
From "cornum" (Latin) cherry
From "carnis" (Latin) flesh or meat

Description: Translucent and orange

The red color comes from iron. There is a confusion both with the name and the derivation. Since the color can vary from yellow to almost red, perhaps people invented some of the names. I think that the idea of a translucent horn gives the best idea of its color, much better than meat!

It's best to go looking for cornelians on the beach on a falling tide when the stones are still wet.