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hy·a·cinth

 (hī′ə-sĭnth)
n.
1.
a. A bulbous Mediterranean plant (Hyacinthus orientalis) having narrow leaves and a terminal raceme of variously colored, usually fragrant flowers, with a funnel-shaped perianth.
b. Any of several similar or related plants, such as the grape hyacinth.
2. Greek Mythology A plant, perhaps the larkspur, gladiolus, or iris, that sprang from the blood of the slain Hyacinthus.
3. A deep purplish blue to vivid violet.
4.
a. A reddish or cinnamon-colored variety of transparent zircon, used as a gemstone. Also called jacinth.
b. A blue precious stone, perhaps the sapphire, known in antiquity.

[Latin hyacinthus, from Greek huakinthos, wild hyacinth.]

hy′a·cin′thine (-sĭn′thĭn, -thīn′) adj.

hyacinth

(ˈhaɪəsɪnθ)
n
1. (Plants) any liliaceous plant of the Mediterranean genus Hyacinthus, esp any cultivated variety of H. orientalis, having a thick flower stalk bearing white, blue, or pink fragrant flowers
2. (Plants) the flower or bulb of such a plant
3. (Plants) any similar or related plant, such as the grape hyacinth
4. (Minerals) Also called: jacinth a red or reddish-brown transparent variety of the mineral zircon, used as a gemstone
5. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a flower which sprang from the blood of the dead Hyacinthus
6. (Colours)
a. any of the varying colours of the hyacinth flower or stone
b. (as modifier): hyacinth eyes.
[C16: from Latin hyacinthus, from Greek huakinthos]
hyacinthine adj

hy•a•cinth

(ˈhaɪ ə sɪnθ)

n.
1. a bulbous plant, Hyacinthus orientalis, of the lily family, cultivated for its cylindrical cluster of fragrant, colorful flowers.
2. any similar orrelated plant, as the grape hyacinth or the water hyacinth.
3. a plant fabled to have sprung from the blood of Hyacinthus and variously identified as an iris, gladiolus, larkspur, etc.
4. a reddish orange zircon.
5. a gem of the ancients, held to be the amethyst or sapphire.
6. purplish blue. Also called jacinth (for defs. 3,5).
[1545–55; < Latin hyacinthus < Greek hyákinthos blue larkspur, a gem of blue color]
hy`a•cin′thine (-ˈsɪn θɪn, -θaɪn) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hyacinth - a red transparent variety of zircon used as a gemstonehyacinth - a red transparent variety of zircon used as a gemstone
zircon, zirconium silicate - a common mineral occurring in small crystals; chief source of zirconium; used as a refractory when opaque and as a gem when transparent
2.hyacinth - any of numerous bulbous perennial herbs
liliaceous plant - plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
genus Hyacinthus - sometimes placed in family Hyacinthaceae as the type genus
common hyacinth, Hyacinthus orientalis - widely grown for its fragrance and its white, pink, blue, or purplish flowers
Hyacinthus orientalis albulus, Roman hyacinth - hyacinth with loosely flowered spikes, several growing from one bulb
cape hyacinth, Galtonia candicans, Hyacinthus candicans, summer hyacinth - southern African herb with white bell-shaped flowers
Translations
مُكَحَّلَةٌياقوتِيَّه: زَهْرَة زنبقيَّه
hyacint
hyacint
سنبل
hyasintti
יקינתון
zumbul
jácint
goîalilja
ヒヤシンス
히아신스
hiacintas
hiacinte
hyacint
zumbulзумбул
hyacint
ชื่อพันธุ์ไม้ชนิดหนึ่ง
cây dạ lan hương

hyacinth

[ˈhaɪəsɪnθ] N (Bot) → jacinto m

hyacinth

[ˈhaɪəsɪnθ] njacinthe f

hyacinth

nHyazinthe f

hyacinth

[ˈhaɪəsɪnθ] ngiacinto

hyacinth

(ˈhaiəsinθ) noun
a plant, a member of the lily family, growing from a bulb and having a sweet-smelling flower.

hyacinth

مُكَحَّلَةٌ hyacint hyacint Hyazinthe υάκινθος jacinto hyasintti jacinthe zumbul giacinto ヒヤシンス 히아신스 hyacint hyasint hiacynt jacinto гиацинт hyacint ชื่อพันธุ์ไม้ชนิดหนึ่ง sümbül cây dạ lan hương 风信子
References in classic literature ?
They were a girls' school out for a walk with the governess, and all wearing hyacinth gowns, when she suddenly put her finger to her mouth, and then they all stood still on an empty bed and pretended to be hyacinths.
They like crocus and hyacinth time best of all, as they are partial to a bit of colour, but tulips (except white ones, which are the fairy-cradles) they consider garish, and they sometimes put off dressing like tulips for days, so that the beginning of the tulip weeks is almost the best time to catch them.
In a distant glade I have made a spring garden round an oak tree that stands alone in the sun--groups of crocuses, daffodils, narcissus, hyacinths, and tulips, among such flowering shrubs and trees as Pirus Malus spectabilis, floribunda, and coronaria; Prunus Juliana, Mahaleb, serotina, triloba, and Pissardi; Cydonias and Weigelias in every colour, and several kinds of Crataegus and other May lovelinesses.
4-18) Apart from Demeter, lady of the golden sword and glorious fruits, she was playing with the deep-bosomed daughters of Oceanus and gathering flowers over a soft meadow, roses and crocuses and beautiful violets, irises also and hyacinths and the narcissus, which Earth made to grow at the will of Zeus and to please the Host of Many, to be a snare for the bloom-like girl -- a marvellous, radiant flower.
The perfume from the great clusters of yellow daffodils and violets floated up from the flower sellers' baskets below; the fresh, warm air seemed to bring him poignant memories of crocus-starred lawns, of trim beds of hyacinths, of the song of birds, of the perfume of drooping lilac.
The roof was all of crimson roses, the windows of lilies, the walls of white carnations, the floors of glowing auriculas and violets, the doors of gorgeous tulips and narcissi with sunflowers for knockers, and all round hyacinths and other sweet-smelling flowers bloomed in masses, so that the air was perfumed far and near and enchanted all who were present.
Casaubon; but prejudices, like odorous bodies, have a double existence both solid and subtle-- solid as the pyramids, subtle as the twentieth echo of an echo, or as the memory of hyacinths which once scented the darkness.
There were beds of crocuses and hyacinths, fragrant clumps of violets, borders of snowdrops, masses of primroses and early anemones.
And though the love of a hyacinth may be rather domestic, who can tell, the sentiment once raised, but you may in time come to love a rose?
He followed her and brought the other geraniums, the hyacinth bulbs in a cracked custard bowl and the German ivy trained over an old croquet hoop.
Maybe she would be carrying home a bunch of jonquils or a hyacinth plant.
When he had thoroughly washed himself, and had got the brine out of his hair, he anointed himself with oil, and put on the clothes which the girl had given him; Minerva then made him look taller and stronger than before, she also made the hair grow thick on the top of his head, and flow down in curls like hyacinth blossoms; she glorified him about the head and shoulders as a skilful workman who has studied art of all kinds under Vulcan and Minerva enriches a piece of silver plate by gilding it--and his work is full of beauty.