jacinth

[ jey-sinth, jas-inth ]
/ ˈdʒeɪ sɪnθ, ˈdʒæs ɪnθ /
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noun

Mineralogy. hyacinth(def 4).

Origin of jacinth

1200–50; < Medieval Latin jacinthus, Latin hyacinthus hyacinth; replacing Middle English jacinct < Old French jacincte < Medieval Latin jacinctus, variant of jacinthus

Definition for jacinth (2 of 2)

Jacinth

[ jey-sinth, jas-inth ]
/ ˈdʒeɪ sɪnθ, ˈdʒæs ɪnθ /

noun

a female given name, form of Hyacinth.
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jacinth

/ (ˈdʒæsɪnθ) /

noun

another name for hyacinth (def. 4)

Word Origin for jacinth

C13: from Medieval Latin jacinthus, from Latin hyacinthus plant, precious stone; see hyacinth
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Word Origin and History for jacinth

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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