[krahys-ler] /ˈkraɪs lər/
Walter Percy, 1875–1940, U.S. automobile manufacturer.
U.S. automobile corporation, organized 1925 as Chrysler Corporation by Walter P. Chrysler (1875-1940) out of the old Maxwell Motor Co. (Maxwell produced a car named Chrysler in 1924). The name is a spelling variant of German Kreisler, perhaps related to kreisel “spinning top,” but the sense connection is unclear.
1. a combining form meaning “gold,” used in the formation of compound words: chrysolite. combining form 1. indicating gold or the colour of gold: chryselephantine, chrysolite chryso- or chrys- pref. Gold; golden: chrysotherapy.
[kris-uh-ber-uh l] /ˈkrɪs əˌbɛr əl/ noun 1. a mineral, beryllium aluminate, BeAl 2 O 4 , occurring in green or yellow crystals, sometimes used as a gem. /ˈkrɪsəˌbɛrɪl/ noun 1. a rare very hard greenish-yellow mineral consisting of beryllium aluminate in orthorhombic crystalline form and occurring in coarse granite: used as a gemstone in the […]
[kris-uh-keyl] /ˈkrɪs əˌkeɪl/ noun 1. a copper alloy containing zinc and lead.
[kris-uh-kahr-puh s] /ˌkrɪs əˈkɑr pəs/ adjective, Botany. 1. bearing golden-yellow fruit.