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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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