American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A greenish blue, one of the subtractive primary colors.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as cyanogen.
- n. A colour between blue and green in the visible spectrum; the complementary colour of red; the colour obtained by subtracting red from white light.
- adj. Of the colour cyan.
- n. a primary subtractive color for light; has a blue-green color
- adj. of a bluish shade of green
- Ancient Greek κύανος (kyanos, "dark blue, dark blue enamel, lapis lazuli"), probably a non Indo-European word, but perhaps akin to, or from, Hittite *kuwanna(n)- "copper blue." (Wiktionary)
- Greek kuanos, dark blue. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Scientists have used three fluorescent proteins in cyan, yellow and red – colours similar to those used by a computer printer – to colour the brain of a mouse.”
“The opposite of yellow in pigments and dyes is magenta+cyan, which is blue.”
“The first challenge is to find the colour fabrics needed: bright green, bright yellow, black and cyan, which is a bluey-green sort of pale turquiose.”
“Pears like to me dey wuz more of 'em, but some how I jes' cyan '' member no more 'bout 'em.”
“BIT_OR (CASE val WHEN 'cyan' THEN 1 WHEN 'yellow' THEN 2 ELSE 0 END) as bitvals, count (*)”
“Eating chocolate cake, drinking tea and playing scrabble was how we whiled away the afternoon (not really the Lonely Planet travelling life!), and after arguments about the words 'cyan', 'fiche', 'yeti' and 'rancor', we then had to invest in a little English dictionary.”
“There are roughly 600 common color names such as cyan or lime green, but thousands of actual colors that designers can pick.”
“While he created GFP mutants that emit various colours such as cyan, blue and yellow he struggled to produce a red GFP mutant unit.”
“-- creating normalized set, copy values from settable create table normalset (id int not null default 0, val char (8), key (id)); insert into normalset SELECT id, 'cyan' FROM settable WHERE s like '% cyan%'; insert into normalset SELECT id, 'yellow' FROM settable WHERE s like '% yellow%'; insert into normalset SELECT id, 'magenta' FROM settable WHERE s like '% magenta%'; insert into normalset SELECT id, 'black' FROM settable WHERE s like '% black%';”
“I jes 'cyan' recollec 'whar my boy, Floyd, stays.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘cyan’.
Always my favorite color, and it comes in so many shades.
Words that have been used as baby names, including virtue names, nature names, place names, etc.
The title is an actual name given to a Puritan boy in the 17th century.
Basically it's just mikeropology's words, but with his username turned into an adjectivally splendid list name.
"I and I plant the corn..."
Looking for tweets for cyan.