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wild hyacinth

any of several plants having usually blue flowers resembling those of a hyacinth, as Camassia scilloides, of the central U.S., or Triteleia hyacinthina, of western North America.
Origin of wild hyacinth
An Americanism dating back to 1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • They came to a lane bordered with copse, blue with wild hyacinth.

    Heartsease Charlotte M. Yonge
  • The snowdrop, even the wild hyacinth, though it is much later, similarly limit their active life to a short period in spring.

    Modern Geography Marion I. Newbigin
  • At last he saw a boy of twelve years old, on a path overgrown with wild hyacinth.

  • I took him through the Queen's Cottage grounds to show him the sheets of wild hyacinth.

  • The name wild hyacinth is poor, as it does not resemble a hyacinth in character.

  • Of these I think the most remarkable was the wild hyacinth on account of its habit of growing on the tops of the old stone hedges.

    The Land's End W. H. Hudson
  • Philip made all the haste that was compatible with gathering a handful of wild hyacinth and meadow narcissus for poor Maria.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • At last he saw a child of twelve years old, on a path overgrown with wild hyacinth.

    The Death of the Gods Dmitri Mrejkowski
British Dictionary definitions for wild hyacinth

wild hyacinth

another name for bluebell (sense 1)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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