from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A dark variety of spinel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A variety of spinel, of a dark color, found at Candy, in Ceylon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A variety of spinel from Candy, Ceylon. Also called ceylonite or ceylanite.
Candy + -ite, from an old name for Kandy, Sri Lanka, where it was found. (Wiktionary)