hyacinthine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin hyacinthinus, from Ancient Greek ὑακίνθινος(huakínthinos), from ὑάκινθος(huákinthos); corresponding to hyacinth +‎ -ine.

Adjective[edit]

hyacinthine ‎(comparative more hyacinthine, superlative most hyacinthine)

  1. The colour of a hyacinth (either the gem or the flower); reddish-gold (chiefly with reference to hair).
    • 1674, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book IV, lines 300-303, [1]
      His fair large front and eye sublime declared / Absolute rule; and hyacinthine locks / Round from his parted forelock manly hung / Clustering, but not beneath his shoulders broad:
    • 1990, Camille Paglia, Sexual Personae:
      The beautiful boy has flowing or richly textured hyacinthine hair, the only luxuriance in this chastity.

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Adjective[edit]

hyacinthine

  1. vocative masculine singular of hyacinthinus