Definition of Kyanite

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: Cyanite
Generic synonyms: Mineral



Definition of Kyanite

1. n. See Cyanite.

Definition of Kyanite

1. Noun. a blue neosilicate mineral, Al2SiO5, found in metamorphic rocks ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kyanite

1. cyanite [n -S] - See also: cyanite

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kyanite

kwukyel
ky-
kyBP
kyaboca wood
kyack
kyacks
kyak
kyaks
kyamancha
kyang
kyangs
kyanise
kyanised
kyanises
kyanising
kyanite (current term)
kyanites
kyanization
kyanize
kyanized
kyanizes
kyanizing
kyanol
kyanophyll
kyar
kyars
kyasanur forest disease
kyat
kyats
kyaw

Literary usage of Kyanite

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1. Descriptive Mineralogy by William Shirley Bayley (1917)
"kyanite Crystal with oo P « , 100 (a); oo P oo , o1o (b); oP, oo1 (c); oo'P, ... The cleavage of kyanite is very perfect parallel to oo P 66 (10o) and less ..."

2. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1870)
"kyanite has the same composition as andalusite, but a different crystalline form. It differs from it in many of its physical properties. ..."

3. The Study of Rocks: An Elementary Text-book of Petrology by Frank Rutley (1888)
"(13) Chlorite. (14) Talc. (16) Epidote. (17) Sphene. (1 8) Species of the Garnet Group. (19) Topaz. (20) Zircon. (21) Andalusite and kyanite. (22) Apatite. ..."

4. The Study of Rocks: An Elementary Text-book of Petrology by Frank Rutley (1881)
"(14) Talc. (15) Tourmaline. (16) Epidote. (17) Sphene. (18) Species of the Garnet Group. (19) Topaz. (20) Zircon. (21) Andalusite and kyanite. (22) Apatite. ..."

5. A manual of precious stones and antique gems by Hodder Michael Westropp (1874)
"kyanite. kyanite is a silicate of alumina of a delicate sky-blue ; •when transparent, and of a fine blue colour, it is sometimes cut and employed as a gem. ..."

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