Cyanic colors
Cyanic Cy*an"ic (s?-?n"?k), a. [Gr. ky`anos a dark blue substance: cf. F. cyanique. Cf. {Kyanite}.] 1. Pertaining to, or containing, cyanogen. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to a blue color. [1913 Webster]

{Cyanic acid} (Chem.), an acid, {HOCN}, derived from cyanogen, well known in its salts, but never isolated in the free state.

{Cyanic colors} (Bot.), those colors (of flowers) having some tinge of blue; -- opposed to {xanthic colors}. A color of either series may pass into red or white, but not into the opposing color. Red and pure white are more common among flowers of cyanic tendency than in those of the other class. [1913 Webster]


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  • Cyanic — Cy*an ic (s? ?n ?k), a. [Gr. ky anos a dark blue substance: cf. F. cyanique. Cf. {Kyanite}.] 1. Pertaining to, or containing, cyanogen. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to a blue color. [1913 Webster] {Cyanic acid} (Chem.), an acid, {HOCN},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cyanic acid — Cyanic Cy*an ic (s? ?n ?k), a. [Gr. ky anos a dark blue substance: cf. F. cyanique. Cf. {Kyanite}.] 1. Pertaining to, or containing, cyanogen. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to a blue color. [1913 Webster] {Cyanic acid} (Chem.), an acid,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cyanic — /suy an ik/, adj. 1. blue: applied esp. to a series of colors in flowers, including the blues and colors tending toward blue. 2. Chem. containing or pertaining to the cyano group. [1825 35; CYAN 1 + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • cyanic — cy•an•ic [[t]saɪˈæn ɪk[/t]] adj. 1) blue: applied esp. to colors in flowers, including blues and colors tending toward blue 2) chem. pertaining to or containing cyanogen • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • Xanthic colors — Xanthic Xan thic, a. [Gr. xanqo s yellow: cf. F. xanthique.] [1913 Webster] 1. Tending toward a yellow color, or to one of those colors, green being excepted, in which yellow is a constituent, as scarlet, orange, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • HOCN — Cyanic Cy*an ic (s? ?n ?k), a. [Gr. ky anos a dark blue substance: cf. F. cyanique. Cf. {Kyanite}.] 1. Pertaining to, or containing, cyanogen. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to a blue color. [1913 Webster] {Cyanic acid} (Chem.), an acid,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • C2H5OCSSH — Xanthic Xan thic, a. [Gr. xanqo s yellow: cf. F. xanthique.] [1913 Webster] 1. Tending toward a yellow color, or to one of those colors, green being excepted, in which yellow is a constituent, as scarlet, orange, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Xanthic — Xan thic, a. [Gr. xanqo s yellow: cf. F. xanthique.] [1913 Webster] 1. Tending toward a yellow color, or to one of those colors, green being excepted, in which yellow is a constituent, as scarlet, orange, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) (a)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Xanthic acid — Xanthic Xan thic, a. [Gr. xanqo s yellow: cf. F. xanthique.] [1913 Webster] 1. Tending toward a yellow color, or to one of those colors, green being excepted, in which yellow is a constituent, as scarlet, orange, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • xanthogenic acid — Xanthic Xan thic, a. [Gr. xanqo s yellow: cf. F. xanthique.] [1913 Webster] 1. Tending toward a yellow color, or to one of those colors, green being excepted, in which yellow is a constituent, as scarlet, orange, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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