From Old English cristal 'clear ice/mineral', from Old French cristal, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] crystallum 'crystal, ice', from Ancient Greek κργσταλλοσ (krystallos) 'ice', from κργοσ (kryos) 'frost'; from the Proto-Indo-European base kru(s)-, meaning hard, hard outer surface.
- (countable) A solid (mineral quartz or otherwise) composed of an array of atoms possessing long-range order and arranged in a pattern which is periodic in three dimensions.
- (countable) A piece of glimmering, shining mineral resembling ice or glass.
- (uncountable) A fine type of glassware, or the material used to make it.
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- "crystal" in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001
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