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ONYX

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does onyx mean? 

ONYX (noun)
  The noun ONYX has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: ONYX used as a noun is very rare.


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ONYX (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("onyx" is a kind of...):

calcedony; chalcedony (a milky or greyish translucent to transparent quartz)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "onyx"):

sardonyx (an onyx characterized by parallel layers of sard and a different colored mineral)


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