hyacinth

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English[edit]

Hyacinthus orientalis, a species of the genus Hyacinthus
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English jacinth, from Old French jacincte, from Medieval Latin jacintus, from Latin hyacinthus, from Ancient Greek ὑάκινθος (huakinthos, any of several dark blue flowers), ultimately from a non-Indo-European Mediterranean language. Relatinized 16c.

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Noun[edit]

hyacinth (plural hyacinths)

  1. Any bulbous plant of the genus Hyacinthus, native to the Mediterranean and South Africa.
  2. A variety of zircon, ranging in color from brown, orange, reddish-brown and yellow; a jacinth.

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