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Onycha - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)

A nail; claw; hoof, (Heb. sheheleth; Ex. 30:34), a Latin word applied to the operculum, i.e., the claw or nail of the strombus or wing-shell, a univalve common in the Red Sea. The opercula of these shell-fish when burned emit a strong odour "like castoreum." This was an ingredient in the sacred incense.

Onycha - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)

ON'YCHA, n. [from Gr.] Supposed to be the odoriferous shell of the onyxfish, or the onyx. Exo 30.

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