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Word of the Day 04/28/16 Onyx

Onyx (noun, adjective)
onyx [on-iks, oh-niks]


noun
1. Mineralogy. a variety of chalcedony having straight parallel bands of alternating colors.
Compare Mexican onyx.
2. (not used technically) an unbanded chalcedony dyed for ornamental purposes.
3. black, especially a pure or jet black.
4. Medicine/Medical. a nail of a finger or toe.

adjective
5. black, especially jet black.

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Origin: 1250-1300; Middle English onix < Latin onyx < Greek ónyx nail, claw, veined gem

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