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on•yx



Pronunciation: (on'iks, ō'niks), [key]
n.
1. Mineral.a variety of chalcedony having straight parallel bands of alternating colors. Cf. Mexican onyx.
2. (not used technically) an unbanded chalcedony dyed for ornamental purposes.
3. black, esp. a pure or jet black.
4. Med.a nail of a finger or toe.

adj.
black, esp. jet black.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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