Other forms: hyacinths

Definitions of hyacinth
  1. noun
    any of numerous bulbous perennial herbs
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    Hyacinthus orientalis, common hyacinth
    widely grown for its fragrance and its white, pink, blue, or purplish flowers
    Hyacinthus orientalis albulus, Roman hyacinth
    hyacinth with loosely flowered spikes, several growing from one bulb
    Galtonia candicans, Hyacinthus candicans, cape hyacinth, summer hyacinth
    southern African herb with white bell-shaped flowers
    type of:
    liliaceous plant
    plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
  2. noun
    a red transparent variety of zircon used as a gemstone
    synonyms: jacinth
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    type of:
    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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