jacinth

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

Mineralogy. hyacinth(def 4).

Nearby words

  1. jacamar,
  2. jacaranda,
  3. jacareí,
  4. jacarta,
  5. jacaré,
  6. jack,
  7. jack arch,
  8. jack bean,
  9. jack block,
  10. jack chain

Origin of jacinth

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

Jacinth

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

noun

a female given name, form of Hyacinth.
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British Dictionary definitions for jacinth

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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