• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cymophane (Min) See Chrysoberyl.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cymophane Chrysoberyl.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cymophane sī′mō-fān chrysoberyl
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. wave + To appear: cf. F. cymophane,. So named in allusion to a peculiar opalescence often seen in it
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Formed from Gr. kyma, wave, phainein, to show.


In literature:

He composed them entirely with Ceylon snap-dragons, cymophanes and blue chalcedony.
"Against The Grain" by Joris-Karl Huysmans
The cymophane is mostly from the gem-gravels of Ceylon.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
Cymophane, or chatoyant chrysoberyl, may also be asteriated.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various