[hahy-uh-sin-thuh s]

noun Classical Mythology.

a youth loved but accidentally killed by Apollo: from the youth's blood sprang the hyacinth.

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Greek myth a youth beloved of Apollo and inadvertently killed by him. At the spot where the youth died, Apollo caused a flower to grow
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