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on·yx

 (ŏn′ĭks)
n.
A chalcedony that occurs in bands of different colors and is used as a gemstone, especially in cameos and intaglios.

[Middle English onix, from Old French, from Latin onyx, from Greek onux, nail, onyx; see nogh- in Indo-European roots.]

onyx

(ˈɒnɪks)
n
1. (Minerals) a variety of chalcedony with alternating black and white parallel bands, used as a gemstone. Formula: SiO2
2. (Minerals) a compact variety of calcite used as an ornamental stone; onyx marble. Formula: CaCO3
[C13: from Latin from Greek: fingernail (so called from its veined appearance)]

on•yx

(ˈɒn ɪks, ˈoʊ nɪks)

n.
1. a variety of chalcedony having straight parallel bands of alternating colors.
2. (not in technical use) an unbanded chalcedony dyed for ornamental purposes.
3. black, esp. a pure or jet black.
adj.
4. black, esp. jet black.
[1250–1300; Middle English onix < Latin onyx < Greek ónyx nail, claw, veined gem]

on·yx

(ŏn′ĭks)
A type of quartz that occurs in bands of different colors, often black and white.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.onyx - a chalcedony with alternating black and white bandsonyx - a chalcedony with alternating black and white bands; used in making cameos
calcedony, chalcedony - a milky or greyish translucent to transparent quartz
sardonyx - an onyx characterized by parallel layers of sard and a different colored mineral

onyx

adjective
Of the darkest achromatic visual value:
Translations
مَرْمَر
onyks
ónix
ónyx
oniksas
onikss
ônix
ónyxónyxový
damarlı akik

onyx

[ˈɒnɪks] Nónice m, ónix m

onyx

[ˈɒnɪks] nonyx m

onyx

nOnyx m
adjOnyx-; onyx jewellery (Brit) or jewelry (US) → Onyxschmuck m

onyx

[ˈɒnɪks] nonice f

onyx

(ˈoniks) noun
a type of precious stone with layers of different colours. The ashtray is made of onyx; (also adjective) an onyx ashtray.
References in classic literature ?
His eyes turned up at the corners and looked like little slits of onyx.
Dirkovitch's dull green uniform was the only dark spot at the board, but his big onyx eyes made up for it.
Archer turned from the fascinated contemplation of a small painting representing two Cardinals carousing, in an octagonal ebony frame set with medallions of onyx.
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a leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) solutions for the enterprise, today announced that Pete Strom will join the company to become the general manager of Onyx Software Corporation (Onyx), a business unit of M2M Holdings Inc.
LLC has recommended that Onyx shareholders vote "FOR" proposal 1, the proposed acquisition of Onyx by M2M Holdings, Inc.
00 per share all cash tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of Onyx Software Corporation (NASDAQ: ONXS).
ISS) has recommended that the Onyx shareholders vote "FOR" proposal 1, the proposed acquisition of Onyx by M2M Holdings, Inc.
Onyx Software Corporation (Nasdaq:ONXS) today announced that its board of directors voted to recommend that shareholders reject CDC Corporation's unsolicited offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of Onyx for $5.
DirectNET, the nation's number one value added reseller (VAR) of KVM switch solutions, selected Onyx after an extensive review which included vendors such as SalesLogix, Salesforce.
Onyx(R) Software Corporation (Nasdaq:ONXS), a worldwide leader in customer management solutions for the enterprise, announced that it has received notification from the Federal Trade Commission of early termination of the waiting period under the Hart Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR), as amended, relating to the proposed acquisition of Onyx by M2M Holdings, Inc.