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[hahy-uh-sin-thuh s]
noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a youth loved but accidentally killed by Apollo: from the youth's blood sprang the hyacinth.
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Historical Examples of hyacinthus

  • She thought of Hyacinthus as she might have thought of a divinity.

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  • Nor was it Apollo alone who desired the friendship of Hyacinthus.

  • So does Hyacinthus live on; so do Apollo and Zephyrus still love and mourn their friend.

  • The precise relation which Apollo bears to Hyacinthus is obscure.

  • The myth is akin to those of Linus, Hyacinthus, and Narcissus.

British Dictionary definitions for hyacinthus


  1. 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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