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Meaning of HYACINTH

Pronunciation:  'hIusinth

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of numerous bulbous perennial herbs
  2. [n]  a red transparent variety of zircon used as a gemstone

HYACINTH is a 8 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: jacinth
 See Also: cape hyacinth, common hyacinth, Galtonia candicans, genus Hyacinthus, Hyacinthus candicans, Hyacinthus orientalis, Hyacinthus orientalis albulus, liliaceous plant, Roman hyacinth, summer hyacinth, zircon, zirconium silicate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hy"a*cinth\, n. [L. hyacinthus a kind of flower, prob.
the iris, gladiolus, or larkspur, also a kind of gem, perh.
the sapphire; as, a proper name, Hyacinthus, a beautiful
Laconian youth, beloved by Apollo, fr. Gr. ?, ?: cf. F.
hyacinthe. Cf. {Jacinth}. The hyacinth was fabled to have
sprung from the blood of Hyacinthus, who was accidentally
slain by Apollo.]
1. (Bot.)
   (a) A bulbous plant of the genus {Hyacinthus}, bearing
       beautiful spikes of fragrant flowers. {H. orientalis}
       is a common variety.
   (b) A plant of the genus {Camassia} ({C. Farseri}), called
       also {Eastern camass}; wild hyacinth.
   (c) The name also given to {Scilla Peruviana}, a
       Mediterranean plant, one variety of which produces
       white, and another blue, flowers; -- called also, from
       a mistake as to its origin, {Hyacinth of Peru}.

2. (Min.) A red variety of zircon, sometimes used as a gem.
   See {Zircon}.

{Hyacinth bean} (Bot.), a climbing leguminous plant
   ({Dolichos Lablab}), related to the true bean. It has dark
   purple flowers and fruit.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing hyacinth in your dream, symbolizes severe jealousy.