a chalcedony with alternating black and white bands; used in making cameos
Same as Mexican onyx.
A deep jet-black color.
A banded variety of chalcedony, a cryptocrystalline form of quartz.
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
on′iks, n. (min.) an agate formed of layers of chalcedony of different colours, used for making cameos.—ns. Onych′ia, suppurative inflammation near the finger-nail; Onychī′tis, inflammation of the soft parts about the nail; Onych′ium, a little claw; On′ychomancy, divination by means of the finger-nails; Onychonō′sos, disease of the nails.—adj. Onychopath′ic, affected with such.—n. Onychō′sis, disease of the nails. [L.,—Gr. onyx, onychos, a finger-nail.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
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.
The numerical value of onyx in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of onyx in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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The Onyx of Savannah on Red Room
This was the bet we made when we acquired Onyx, to be able to demonstrate something compelling enough with respect to the difference between Kyprolis and Velcade.
It is essentially a bluetooth communications device so it is not much different than any other bluetooth device you might connect to your phone with the exception that the Onyx and other devices on the Orion network connect you to the Orion network.
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Translations for onyx
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- ònixCatalan, Valencian
- ónice, ónique, ónixSpanish
- عقیق سلیمانیPersian
- सुलैमानी पत्थरHindi
- オニックス, オニキスJapanese
- оникс, oniksSerbo-Croatian
- سلیمانی پتھرUrdu
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