cymophane

noun

cy·​mo·​phane ˈsī-mə-ˌfān How to pronounce cymophane (audio)
: chrysoberyl
especially : an opalescent chrysoberyl

Word History

Etymology

French, from Greek kyma wave + French -phane -phane

First Known Use

circa 1804, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cymophane was circa 1804

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Cite this Entry

“Cymophane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cymophane. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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