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 (jā′sĭnth, jăs′ĭnth)

[Middle English jacinte, from Old French jacinte or from Medieval Latin jacintus, both from Latin hyacinthus; see hyacinth.]


(Plants) another name for hyacinth4
[C13: from Medieval Latin jacinthus, from Latin hyacinthus plant, precious stone; see hyacinth]


(ˈdʒeɪ sɪnθ, ˈdʒæs ɪnθ)

a. a reddish brown variety of zircon.
b. any of various other gemstones of this color or color variety, as spinel.
[1200–50; Middle English jacinct < Old French jacincte < Medieval Latin jacinctus, variant of jacinthus, Latin hyacinthus hyacinth]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jacinth - a red transparent variety of zircon used as a gemstonejacinth - 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
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In Alphonso's Clericalis Disciplina a serpent was mentioned with eyes of real jacinth, and in the romantic history of Alexander, the Conqueror of Emathia was said to have found in the vale of Jordan snakes "with collars of real emeralds growing on their backs.
Edward II gave to Piers Gaveston a suit of red-gold armour studded with jacinths, a collar of gold roses set with turquoise-stones, and a skull-cap parseme with pearls.
Jill Jacobs; Dr Adil Jaffer; Dr Mehrnaz Jamali; Dr Robert James; Emelia Janeke; Dr Jorge Jaramillo; Dr Mahmood Jazayeri; Dr Waldtraut Jedamski; Dr Mark Jo; Dr Arnel Joaquin; Dr Katherine Johnson,; Deloras Jones; Jacinth Jones; Diane Jones; Dr John Joseph; Dr Dominic Joseph; Dr William Junglas;
In 2000, Super Bowl champion Ray Lewis, who retired after playing 17 seasons for the Baltimore Ravens, was charged with two counts of murder and felony murder after Richard Lollar and Jacinth Baker were stabbed to death outside a nightclub in Atlanta hours after the Super Bowl.
Umare Aslam, 20, of Coniston Avenue, Dalton, got six-and-a-half years for robbery, Rehman Afzal, 18, of Jacinth Court, Fartown, got five years and four months for robbery and Shoaib Khan, 18, of Calton Street, Hillhouse served eight months for assisting an offender.
Rehman Afzal, 18, of Jacinth Court, Fartown, was jailed for five years and four months for robbery, while Umare Aslam, 20, of Coniston Avenue in Dalton, was given a six-and-a-half year sentence for the same offence.
Aslam of Coniston Avenue, Dalton, Huddersfield; Khalid of Blackmoorfoot Road, Huddersfield; Khan of Calton Street, Huddersfield; Shafi of Park Hill, Huddersfield; and Afzal of Jacinth Court, Huddersfield, all denied murder.
The third batch of grade 10, with six students, Athira John Kureekkal, Anvithaa Varghese, Benjamin Sheliny Jacinth, Bhavisha Arun Kumar Parek, Jevin Zacharia Mathew and Rohin Baby, achieved 100 per cent marks in their AISSE exams and received their AISSE certificates.
Jacinth Thomas-Val writes the sentence on the blackboard in her classroom at Sacramento City College, then asks her students what s wrong with it.
Kitts was just over three minutes long and included a performance by the islandOs Lenbo masquerades as well as an interview with Jacinth Henry-Martin, manager of U.
Helene Meyers (1997) and Jacinth Samuels (1999) analyze the emergence of Queer Studies in the liberal arts in the 1990s in some ways that could be applied to Gender and Sexuality Studies in the 2000s.