wild hyacinth


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wild hyacinth

n.
1. A bulbous plant (Camassia scilloides) in the lily family native to eastern North America, having a spike of white, blue, or violet flowers with bright yellow anthers.
2. Any of several plants having flowers resembling those of a hyacinth, especially of the genus Brodiaea.
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wild hyacinth

n
(Plants) another name for bluebell1
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wild′ hy′acinth


n.
any of several plants having flowers resembling those of a hyacinth, as the camass, Camassiascilloides, of the central U.S.
[1840–50, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wild hyacinth - sometimes placed in genus Scillawild hyacinth - sometimes placed in genus Scilla  
liliaceous plant - plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
genus Hyacinthoides, Hyacinthoides - small genus of perennial bulbs of western Europe and North Africa; sometimes placed in family Hyacinthaceae
2.wild hyacinth - eastern camaswild hyacinth - eastern camas; eastern and central North America
Camassia, genus Camassia, genus Quamassia, Quamassia - genus of scapose herbs of North and South America having large edible bulbs
camas, camash, camass, camosh, quamash - any of several plants of the genus Camassia; North and South America
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References in classic literature ?
The hillside was covered with Mariposa lilies and wild hyacinth, down through which his horse dropped slowly, with circumspect feet and reluctant gait.
Here are six bluebells facts highighted by the Trust you may not know: | The bluebell has many names: English bluebell, wild hyacinth, wood bell, bell bottle, Cuckoo's Boots, Wood Hyacinth, Lady's Nightcap and Witches' Thimbles, Hyacinthoides non-scripta | It is against the law to intentionally pick, uproot or destroy bluebells | If you plant bluebells, you should make sure it's the English bluebell, not the Spanish version.
The bluebell has lots of local names, including auld man's bell, culverkeys, ring-o'-bells, wood bells and wild hyacinth.