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[hahy-uh-sin-thin, -thahyn] /ˌhaɪ əˈsɪn θɪn, -θaɪn/
of or like the hyacinth.
adorned with hyacinths.
Origin of hyacinthine
1650-60; < Latin hyacinthinus < Greek hyakínthinos. See hyacinth, -ine1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • He was a brunette with hyacinthine locks and lustrous black eyes, and with hands and feet too pretty, almost, for use.

  • Dark eyes are dearer far Than those that make the hyacinthine bell.

    A Critic in Pall Mall Oscar Wilde
  • His dark-brown hair was short and hyacinthine, close to his white forehead, and naturally showing his small ears.

    Lothair Benjamin Disraeli
  • There was no suggestion of a body, only that majestic head crowned with hyacinthine locks and limned in lambent fire.

    The Doomsman Van Tassel Sutphen
  • The breezy or stormy sea was purple; the sky was purple; the hyacinthine locks of Narcissus, the rosy lips of Venus were purple.

    Needlework As Art Marian Alford
  • By continuance of heat it calcines in white fumes, called argentine flowers of antimony, which melt into a hyacinthine glass.

  • Their blood, which seemed to be poured out upon the ground, rose into hyacinthine flowers.

  • The hyacinthine curl of her lengthening locks had added something to her beauty; but it was the same face which had haunted him.

    The Guardian Angel Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • He delighted in ‘hyacinthine curls’ and ‘lustrous locks,’ in ‘smiling parterres’ and ‘stately terraces.’

    Views and Reviews William Ernest Henley
  • The hyacinthine macaw (the Araruna of the natives) is one of the finest and rarest species of the parrot family.

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