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kyanite Syllabification: ky·a·nite
Pronunciation: /ˈkīəˌnīt/
(also cyaniteˈsīə-)

Definition of kyanite in English:


A blue or green crystalline mineral consisting of aluminum silicate, used in heat-resistant ceramics.
Example sentences
  • Outside we saw large tables covered high with specimens of kyanite in quartz.
  • However, most kyanite occurs as bladed crystals without well-developed terminations.
  • Citrine and all the types of kyanite are good examples.


Pronunciation: /ˌkīəˈnitik/


Late 18th century: from Greek kuanos, kuaneos 'dark blue' + -ite1.

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