Definition of kyanite in English:

kyanite

Line breaks: kyan|ite
Pronunciation: /ˈkʌɪənʌɪt
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A blue or green crystalline mineral consisting of aluminium silicate, used in heat-resistant ceramics.
    More 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: /-ˈnɪtɪk/
adjective

Origin

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

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