Onyx

Definition of Onyx

O´nyx
n.1.(Min.) 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.
2.Same as Mexican onyx.
3.A deep jet-black color.
Onyx marble
a banded variety of marble or calcium carbonate resembling onyx. It is obtained from Mexico in various colors ranging from white to deep black.
a.1.Deep, jet-black.

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calcedony, chalcedony, sardonyx
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