Mexican onyx

Mexican onyx

noun Mineralogy.
a translucent, banded variety of calcite, used for ornamental and decorative pieces.
Also called onyx marble.


Origin:
1890–95

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mexican onyx

noun
a hard compact kind of calcite [syn: alabaster
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