from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A jasper with the structure of an onyx.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (min.) An onyx, part or all of whose layers consist of jasper.
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- noun mineralogy A form of
onyx, part or all of whose layers consist of jasper.
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All was done as he desired; and, when the castle of gems was finished, it would need a pen of jasponyx dipped in rainbows to describe it.
Fairy Book Sophie May 1869
'jaspachat', and to a substance which the ancients termed 'jasponyx', which we now know as 'opal-jasper'.
COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1 Alexander von Humboldt 1814
reesetee commented on the word jasponyx
(Obsolete) An onyx stone with the characteristics of jasper; an old name for clouded jasper.
October 21, 2008
avivamagnolia commented on the word jasponyx
~ The purest horn-colored onyx, with beautiful green zones, composed of genuine matter of the finest jaspers
January 18, 2009