Definition of kyanite in English:

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kyanite

Pronunciation: /ˈkīəˌnīt/
(also cyanite /ˈsīə-/)

noun

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.

Derivatives

kyanitic

Pronunciation: /ˌkīəˈnitik/
adjective

Origin

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

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