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noun Mineralogy.
  1. chrysoberyl.
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Origin of cymophane

First recorded in 1795–1805; cymo- + -phane
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Historical Examples of cymophane

  • Cymophane, or chatoyant chrysoberyl, may also be asteriated.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7


  • Another important variety is that of the chrysoberyl called "cymophane."

  • The cymophane, whose azure waves float over the milky tint swimming in its depths.

    Against The Grain

    Joris-Karl Huysmans

British Dictionary definitions for cymophane


  1. a yellow or green opalescent variety of chrysoberyl
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Word Origin for cymophane

C19: from Greek kuma wave, undulation + -phane
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