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jacinth

[jey-sinth, jas-inth] /ˈdʒeɪ sɪnθ, ˈdʒæs ɪnθ/
noun
1.
Mineralogy. hyacinth (def 4).
Origin of jacinth
1200-1250
1200-50; < Medieval Latin jacinthus, Latin hyacinthus hyacinth; replacing Middle English jacinct < Old French jacincte < Medieval Latin jacinctus, variant of jacinthus

Jacinth

[jey-sinth, jas-inth] /ˈdʒeɪ sɪnθ, ˈdʒæs ɪnθ/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Hyacinth.
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  • She was scarcely out of hearing when jacinth turned upon her sister.

    Robin Redbreast Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • I am afraid jacinth's attention that morning was rather distracted.

    Robin Redbreast Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • So jacinth took up the story again, and related all that had happened.

    Robin Redbreast Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • And her interest in you children, jacinth especially, has nothing to do with our side.

    Robin Redbreast Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • And jacinth is always rather down upon me for talking too much.

    Robin Redbreast Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • But still I'm sure it's better for jacinth not to know about it till I hear what mother says.

    Robin Redbreast Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • She's had Miss jacinth all the afternoon, and she likes her better than me.

    Robin Redbreast Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • She's a little older than Miss jacinth, and oh, Phebe, she's so awfully deaf.

    Robin Redbreast Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • Frances murmured something about 'thinking jacinth was vexed with her.'

    Robin Redbreast Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • She glanced up at jacinth, and saw that her face was very grave.

    Robin Redbreast Mary Louisa Molesworth
British Dictionary definitions for jacinth

jacinth

/ˈdʒæsɪnθ/
noun
1.
another name for hyacinth (sense 4)
Word Origin
C13: from Medieval Latin jacinthus, from Latin hyacinthus plant, precious stone; see hyacinth
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Word Origin and History for jacinth
n.

c.1200, a blue gem (occasionally a red one), from Old French jacinte "hyacinth; jacinth" (see hyacinth). In modern use, a reddish-orange gem.

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