jacinth

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French jacincte, from Medieval Latin jacintus, from Latin hyacinthus, from Ancient Greek ὑάκινθος (huákinthos). See also hyacinth, of same origin.

Noun[edit]

jacinth (countable and uncountable, plural jacinths)

  1. A translucent, reddish type of zircon used as a gemstone; a hyacinth.
    • Bible, Revelations xxi. 20
      The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.

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