Hyacinthus


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Hy·a·cin·thus

 (hī′ə-sĭn′thəs)
n. Greek Mythology
A beautiful youth, loved but accidentally killed by Apollo, from whose blood Apollo caused the hyacinth to grow.

Hyacinthus

(ˌhaɪəˈsɪnθəs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a youth beloved of Apollo and inadvertently killed by him. At the spot where the youth died, Apollo caused a flower to grow

Hy•a•cin•thus

(ˌhaɪ əˈsɪn θəs)

n.
(in Greek myth) a youth loved by Apollo, who accidentally killed him with a discus: from his blood sprang the hyacinth.
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There followeth, for the latter part of January and February, the mezereon-tree, which then blossoms; crocus vernus, both the yellow and the grey; primroses, anemones; the early tulippa; hyacinthus orientalis; chamairis; fritellaria.
rich-tressed Diomede; and she bare Hyacinthus, the blameless one and strong.
Ovid tells us of a flower into which Hyacinthus was metamorphosed, that bears letters on its leaves, which Virgil recommended as a miracle to the Royal Society of his day; but no age nor nation hath ever recorded a bird with a letter in its maw.
On May 13, 1767, Apollo et Hyacinthus premiered as part of the graduation celebrations of Salzburg University, (1) an all-male Catholic school.
In reef-building Acropora hyacinthus corals (one shown) from American Samoa's Ofu Island, the activity of hundreds of genes changed when both heat-sensitive and heat-tolerant versions of the corals were switched from 29.
The cultivars of Hyacinthus orientalis come in a mass of colours, from white and soft yellow to pink, red and purple.
Choose from Mini Azalea to Saintpaulia Africa Violet, Begonia, Chrysanthemum Kalanchee or a selection of Spring bulbs such as Narcissus, Crocus, Tulip, Hyacinthus Orientalis or Musari.
Create the perfect image of a white Christmas by dressing up your doorstep with a large, festive pot packed full with the white and cream flowers of Helleborus niger, Erica "Springwood White" and the forced fragrant blooms of Hyacinthus "City of Haarlem".
One reviewer wrote that "few of his [Browning's] readers will not feel a little resentment at Dominus Hyacinthus de Archangelis, and Juris Doctor Johannes-Baptista Bottinius.
It has a week but pleasant odour, something in between the smell of Hyacinthus and a typical soap smell.
Good varieties for forcing include Hyacinthus orientalis Jan Bos, which is a deep-pink type whose flower spikes are not so huge that they may stay upright without much staking, and the soft pink Anna Marie.
Good varieties for forcing include Hyacinthus orientalis 'Jan Bos', which is a deep-pink type whose flower spikes are not so huge that they may stay upright without much staking, and the soft pink 'Anna Marie'.