A piece of light green onyx.
A dark semiprecious stone that is used in cameos and rings is an example ofonyx.
- a variety of agate with alternate colored layers, used as a semiprecious stone, esp. in making cameos
- a translucent, finely crystalline calcite, often banded, found in stalagmitesalso called onyx marble
Origin of onyxMiddle English onix ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin onyx ; from Gr, the nail: its color resembles that of the fingernail
Origin of onyxMiddle English onix, from Old French, from Latin onyx, from Greek onux, nail, onyx; see nogh- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural onyxes)
Before 1300 as onix, in about 1250 as oneche, from Old French oniche or onix, or from Latin onyx, from Greek á½„Î½Ï…Î¾ (onyx).
onyx - Computer Definition
A family of graphics supercomputers from SGI that use the MIPS R10000 CPU and range from single-processor workstations to rack-mounted systems with 128 CPUs. They use SGI's InfiniteReality graphics subsystem which processes geometry, imaging and video data in real time.