Definitions for onyxˈɒn ɪks, ˈoʊ nɪks

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. onyx(noun)

    a chalcedony with alternating black and white bands; used in making cameos


  1. Onyx(n.)

    Same as Mexican onyx.

  2. Onyx(n.)

    A deep jet-black color.

  3. onyx(a.)

    Deep, jet-black.


  1. onyx(Noun)

    A banded variety of chalcedony, a cryptocrystalline form of quartz.

  2. onyx(Adjective)



  1. Onyx

    Onyx is a banded variety of chalcedony. The colors of its bands range from white to almost every color. Commonly, specimens of onyx contain bands of black and/or white.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Onyx

    a variety of agate or chalcedony, in which occur even layers of white and black or white and brown, sharply defined in good specimens; they come from India, and are highly valued for cameo-cutting.

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