Onycha meaning

(obsolete) An ingredient of the Mosaic incense, probably the operculum of some kind of strombus.

And the Lord said to Moses: Take unto thee spices, stacte, and onycha, galbanum of sweet savour, and the clearest frankincense, all shall be of equal weight. Exodus 30:34, Douay-Rheims-Challoner translation.

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(obsolete) The precious stone onyx.
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Origin of onycha