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Sardonyx

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S'ARDONYX, n. L. sardonyches, from Gr. from Sardis, a city of Asia Minor, and a nail so named, according to Pliny, from the resemblance of its color to the flesh under the nail.

A silicious stone or gem, nearly allied to carnelian. Its color is a reddish yellow, or nearly orange. We are informed that the yellow or orange colored agate, with an undulating surface, is now often called sardonyx.

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Entry for 'Sardonyx'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/s/sardonyx.html.

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