jacinth

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

noun

Mineralogy. hyacinth (def. 4).

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Origin of jacinth

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

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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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