Latin definition for: onyx, onychis


  • declension: 3rd declension
  • gender: common


  1. female scallop
  2. kind of razor-shell clam
  3. multicolored gem
  4. variety of quartz
  • Age: In use throughout the ages/unknown
  • Area: All or none
  • Geography: All or none
  • Frequency: Appears only in Pliny’s “Natural History”
  • Source: “Oxford Latin Dictionary”, 1982 (OLD)

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