Hyacinthus

noun
Hy·​a·​cin·​thus | \ ˌhī-ə-ˈsin(t)-thəs How to pronounce Hyacinthus (audio) \

Definition of Hyacinthus

: a youth loved and accidentally killed by Apollo who memorializes him with a hyacinth growing from the youth's blood

First Known Use of Hyacinthus

1565, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hyacinthus

Latin, from Greek Hyakinthos

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“Hyacinthus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hyacinthus. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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