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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.
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.
David Forrest--Professor of Music Education, School of Art, RMIT University to present the Jacinth Oliver Memorial address.
The Mission, headed by Jacinth Henry-Martin, former Chief of Staff to the OAS Secretary General, also underscored the historic voter turnout of 74 percent and the high level of participation of women in most areas of the electoral/political process.
The cytoplasm was shrunken and lightly stained into the jacinth after cell activation.
First violins: Nicole Badar, Paul Gilbert Ramos, Norwena Belocura, Angeli Si and Christina Badar; second violins, Rogelio Glodove (principal), Gloria Lee, Jacinth Potolin, Jan Russ Esmeralda and Daniel Lee.
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.
La misma noche que Baltimore se corono campeon de la NFL, el 31 de enero de 2000, en Atlanta, Lewis y un grupo de amigos tuvieron una pelea callejera durante la cual fueron asesinados a navajazos Jacinth Baker y Joseph Sweeting.
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.