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Onyxn. [L., fr. Gr. a claw, finger nail, a veined gem. See Nail, and cf. Onycha.].
  •  Chalcedony in parallel layers of different shades of color. It is used for making cameos, the figure being cut in one layer with the next as a ground.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Same as Mexican onyx.  [PJC]
  •  A deep jet-black color.  [PJC]
Onyx marble, Mexican onyx, a banded variety of marble or calcium carbonate resembling onyx. It is obtained from Mexico in various colors ranging from white to deep black.
     Deep, jet-black.  [PJC]


Onyx, n. a semiprecious variety of agate with different colours in layers.

onyx marble banded calcite etc. used as a decorative material.
ME f. OF oniche, onix f. L f. Gk onux fingernail, onyx




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