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Definitions of hyacinth

  1. a red transparent variety of zircon used as a gemstone Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A bulbous plant of the genus Hyacinthus, bearing beautiful spikes of fragrant flowers. H. orientalis is a common variety. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A plant of the genus Camassia (C. Farseri), called also Eastern camass; wild hyacinth. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The name also given to Scilla Peruviana, a Mediterranean plant, one variety of which produces white, and another blue, flowers; -- called also, from a mistake as to its origin, Hyacinth of Peru. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. A red variety of zircon, sometimes used as a gem. See Zircon. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The name also given to Scilla Peruviana, a Mediterranean plant, one variety of which produces white, and another blue, flowers; - called also, from a mistake as to its origin, of Peru. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A well-known plant of the lily family with stalks of bell-shaped flowers; also, one of its bulbs or flowers. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. (myth.) A flower which sprang from the blood of Hyakinthos, a youth killed by Apollo with a quoit: a bulbous-rooted flower of a great variety of colors: a precious stone, the jacinth. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Bulbous-rooted flowering plant; the gem jacinth. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. A bulbous plant with spike - like cluster of flowers. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A beautiful bulbous-rooted flowering plant of many varieties; a brilliantly coloured variety of zircon, sometimes used as a gem. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for hyacinth

  1. But two vehicles did not often meet in the street of the Hyacinth – The Front Yard by Constance Fenimore Woolson
  2. Tropical America is the home- land of the emerald, Brazil of the topaz, Ceylon of the sapphire and the hyacinth Pegu of the ruby, and Persia of the turquoise. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
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