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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.]
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(Plants) another name for hyacinth4
[C13: from Medieval Latin jacinthus, from Latin hyacinthus plant, precious stone; see hyacinth]
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(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]
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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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Suddenly there is presented to his sight a strong castle or gorgeous palace with walls of massy gold, turrets of diamond and gates of jacinth; in short, so marvellous is its structure that though the materials of which it is built are nothing less than diamonds, carbuncles, rubies, pearls, gold, and emeralds, the workmanship is still more rare.
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." There was a gem in the brain of the dragon, Philostratus told us, and "by the exhibition of golden letters and a scarlet robe" the monster could be thrown into a magical sleep and slain.
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.
'Operationally, we have delivered the Cataby mine development, on time and on budget, the Jacinth-Ambrosia operation continues to operate at capacity and the move from Jacinth to Ambrosia has now also been completed, while the synthetic rutile kiln in the South West has undergone a planned major maintenance outage, returned to full capacity and begun its next four year campaign.
Elevado's partner, Jacinth Pierre Chan, 29, could not come to her aid as the former policeman padlocked the gate.
An appropriate starting point, then, would be "The Cock and the Jacinth," Fable I of Isopes Fabules.
Damaged solar lights on Jacinth Court, Fartown, on June 10.
Sujitha Jacinth, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, RMMCH, Annamalai University, Chidambaram-608002, Tamilnadu.
LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB), a plastics, chemicals and refining company, has named Jacinth Smiley its chief accounting officer, effective April 2, 2018.
When compared to control, the slices in LPP and LPP + TGF-[beta]3 groups were stained in more thick jacinth in Figure 6(b), indicating stimulating effects on matrix synthesis.
SIZER Valerie (nee Williams) Suddenly at her home on Friday May 27, Valerie of West End Ave, Porthcawl; beloved wife of the late Colin, dearly loved aunt of Jacinth, Bill, David, Isobel, Katie and Richard and a much loved greataunt, great-great-aunt and cousin.