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hyacinthine

[hahy-uh-sin-thin, -thahyn]
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  1. of or like the hyacinth.
  2. adorned with hyacinths.

Origin of hyacinthine

1650–60; < Latin hyacinthinus < Greek hyakínthinos. See hyacinth, -ine1
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Historical Examples

  • As for the hyacinthine purple cloak, I wear it because I like it.

    Cleopatra, Complete

    Georg Ebers

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

  • 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

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

  • 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.