Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the Chalybes, an ancient people of Pontus in Asia Minor famed as workers in iron and steel; similar to the work or products of the Chalybes: as, “Chalybean temper'd steel,”
- n. A bird of Paradise of the genus Chalybæus or Manucodia; a manucode.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Chalybes, an ancient people of Pontus in Asia Minor, celebrated for working in iron and steel.
- adj. obsolete Of superior quality and temper; -- applied to steel.
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