cymophane
noun Etymology: French, from Greek kyma wave + French -phane -phane Date: circa 1804 chrysoberyl; especially an opalescent chrysoberyl

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  • cymophane — ● cymophane nom féminin Synonyme de chrysobéryl. ● cymophane (synonymes) nom féminin Synonymes : chrysobéryl ⇒CYMOPHANE, subst. fém. MINÉR. Aluminate naturel de béryllium que l on utilise en joaillerie comme pierre précieuse pour ses teintes… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Cymophane — Cym o*phane (s?m ? f?n or s? m? ), n. [Gr. ??? wave + ??? To appear: cf. F. cymophane. So named in allusion to a peculiar opalescence often seen in it.] (Min.) See {Chrysoberyl}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cymophane — [sī′mə fān΄] n. [ CYMO + PHANE] an opalescent variety of chrysoberyl …   English World dictionary

  • cymophane — katės akis statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Žalsvas, pilkšvas ar oranžiškai geltonas šilkinio blizgesio kvarcas su asbesto įtarpais. atitikmenys: angl. catˊs eye; cymophane rus. кошачий глаз …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • cymophane — /suy meuh fayn /, n. Mineral. chrysoberyl. [1795 1805; CYMO + PHANE] * * *       variety of the gemstone chrysoberyl (q.v.). * * * …   Universalium

  • cymophane — noun A translucent yellowish chatoyant chrysoberyl. Syn: cats eye …   Wiktionary

  • cymophane — cy·mo·phane …   English syllables

  • cymophane — cy•mo•phane [[t]ˈsaɪ məˌfeɪn[/t]] n. mir chrysoberyl • Etymology: 1795–1805; cymo + phane …   From formal English to slang

  • cymophane — /ˈsaɪməfeɪn/ (say suymuhfayn) noun → chrysoberyl. –cymophanous /saɪˈmɒfənəs/ (say suy mofuhnuhs), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • cymophane — ˈsīməˌfān noun ( s) Etymology: French, from cym + phane : chrysoberyl; especially : an opalescent chrysoberyl …   Useful english dictionary

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