grape hyacinth

noun

Definition of grape hyacinth

: any of several small bulbous spring-flowering herbs (genus Muscari) of the lily family with racemes of usually blue flowers

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Examples of grape hyacinth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This weeks-long parade is enlivened by specialty bulbs, which bloom in the following order, loosely: giant snowdrop, bulbous iris, common snowdrop, crocus, scilla, chionodoxa (glory-of-the-snow), windflower and muscari (grape hyacinth). Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, "Planting bulbs offers a bit of hope for better things to come. Even this year.," 21 Oct. 2020 Apple trees near the orchard are ready to offer up white flower buds, and so are the purple and blue grape hyacinths on the soft earth floor beneath them. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "We can't visit Newfields right now. Here's a photo tour of its blooming, flowery gardens.," 27 Apr. 2020 For flowers in spring, plant some of the more shade-tolerant spring-flowering bulbs, such as early daffodils, Siberian squill, snowdrops and grape hyacinths, among your ground cover plants. Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, "Ditch the grass — here are some better ground covering options for those shady spots under trees," 28 Aug. 2019 Consider Scillas, Squills, grape hyacinths and Galantuhus or snowdrops. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, "It’s almost time to plant spring bulbs: Tulips, daffodils and ... garlic?," 15 Aug. 2019 The largest bed is planted full of spring bulbs, like daffodils, tulips and grape hyacinths, adding vibrant color to the landscape before the maples and snowbell trees open their leaves and come into full bloom. Amy Pennington, The Seattle Times, "A couple’s Rainier Beach garden is a place of creativity, vision and function," 19 May 2019 The largest bed is planted full of spring bulbs, like daffodils, tulips and grape hyacinths, adding vibrant color to the landscape before the maples and snowbell trees open their leaves and come into full bloom. Amy Pennington, The Seattle Times, "A couple’s Rainier Beach garden is a place of creativity, vision and function," 19 May 2019

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First Known Use of grape hyacinth

1673, in the meaning defined above

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“Grape hyacinth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grape%20hyacinth. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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