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sardonyx

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noun sar·don·yx \sär-ˈdä-niks also ˈsär-də-niks\

Definition of sardonyx

  1. :  an onyx having parallel layers of sard



Origin and Etymology of sardonyx

Middle English sardonix, from Latin sardonyx, from Greek


First Known Use: 14th century


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