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noun

any plant belonging to the genus Muscari, of the lily family, as M. botryoides, having globular, blue flowers resembling tiny grapes.

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Origin of grape hyacinth

First recorded in 1725–35
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British Dictionary definitions for grape hyacinth

grape hyacinth

noun

any of various Eurasian liliaceous plants of the genus Muscari, esp M. botryoides, with clusters of rounded blue flowers resembling tiny grapes
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