Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

kyanite

play
noun ky·a·nite \ˈkī-ə-ˌnīt\

Definition of kyanite

  1. :  an aluminum silicate mineral Al2SiO5 that occurs usually in blue thin-bladed triclinic crystals and crystalline aggregates



Origin of kyanite

German Zyanit, from Greek kyanos dark blue enamel, lapis lazuli


First Known Use: 1794


Learn More about kyanite


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up kyanite? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 13, 2016

a trying or distressing experience

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

100 pounds 196.5 pounds 16.96 pounds 2.2 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ