Definition of Cyanite

1. Noun. A grey or greenish-blue mineral consisting of aluminum silicate in crystalline form; occurs in metaphoric rock, used as a refractory.

Exact synonyms: Kyanite
Generic synonyms: Mineral



Definition of Cyanite

1. n. A mineral occuring in thin- bladed crystals and crystalline aggregates, of a sky-blue color. It is a silicate of aluminium.

Definition of Cyanite

1. Noun. (alternative form of kyanite) ¹

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Definition of Cyanite

1. a mineral [n -S] : CYANITIC [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cyanite

cyaniding
cyanidiophyte
cyanidiophytes
cyanidol
cyanids
cyanin
cyanine
cyanine dye
cyanine green G base
cyanines
cyanins
cyanise
cyanised
cyanises
cyanising
cyanite (current term)
cyanites
cyanitic
cyanize
cyanized
cyanizes
cyanizing
cyanmethemoglobin
cyano
cyano-
cyano group
cyano radical
cyanoacetate
cyanoacetates
cyanoacetic

Literary usage of Cyanite

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1. Reports of the North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1905)
"cyanite is a very common associate of corundum, the occurrences being very widespread, and while in some instances it may be the result of the alteration of ..."

2. Bulletin by North Carolina Dept. of Conservation and Development, North Carolina Geological Survey (1883-1905), North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1907)
"cyanite. This mineral (also spelled kyanite) is a ... cyanite is somewhat frequently associated with corundum, from which Dr. Genth believed it to be ..."

3. A Treatise on Metamorphism by Charles Richard Van Hise (1904)
"Unlike andalusite, sillimanite, and cyanite, it is sometimes found in cavities in fresh ... Its most characteristic associates are sillimanite and cyanite. ..."

4. Rock Minerals: Their Chemical and Physical Characters and Their by Joseph Paxson Iddings (1911)
"... often accompanied by garnet, cordierite, corundum, andalusite, and cyanite. ... the heating to 1320°-1350° of andalusite, cyanite, topaz, and kaolin. ..."

5. Elements of Chemical and Physical Geology by Gustav Bischof (1855)
"Mica with the form of cyanite.—The latter mineral is frequently covered with laminae of mica which are generally situated upon the faces in a direction ..."

6. Petrographic Methods: The Authorized English Translation of Part I by Ernst Weinschenk, Robert Watson Clark (1912)
"Higher double refraction and a good cleavage distinguish it from andalusite; parallel extinction and the lack of fibrous fracture from cyanite, ..."

7. A Hand-book of Precious Stones by Meyer Daniel Rothschild (1889)
"63.2 cyanite is found in Switzerland, the Tyrol, Styria, Carinthia, Bohemia, ... The cyanite can be distinguished from the sapphire by its inferior hardness ..."

8. Mineralogy: An Introduction to the Scientific Study of Minerals by Henry Alexander Miers (1902)
"Infusible. Insoluble in acids. With the above description compare crystals from St. Gothard. Andalusite and cyanite possess the same percentage composition; ..."

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