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Ony
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onyx marble definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a hard compact kind of calcite [syn: alabaster, oriental alabaster, onyx marble, Mexican onyx]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Onyx O"nyx, n. [L., fr. Gr. ? a claw, finger nail, a veined gem. See Nail, and cf. Onycha.] (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. Onyx marble, a banded variety of marble or calcium carbonate resembling onyx. It is obtained from Mexico.




 


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