Etymology
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cyan (n.)

"greenish-blue color," 1889, short for cyan blue (1879), from Greek 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."

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Definitions of cyan
1
cyan (n.)
a primary subtractive color for light; has a blue-green color;
2
cyan (adj.)
of a bluish shade of green;
Synonyms: bluish green / blue-green / teal
From wordnet.princeton.edu