|(Bot.)||those colors (of flowers) having some tinge of blue; - opposed to xanthic colors. A color of either series may pass into red or white, but not into the opposing color. Red and pure white are more common among flowers of cyanic tendency than in those of the other class.|
See also: Cyanic
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.