grape hyacinth


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 Try planting bulbs such as daffodils, ornamental onions, grape hyacinth, fritillaria, snowdrops, winter aconite and Siberian squill that are more resistant to animals. Tim Johnson,, 13 Nov. 2021 Muscari Muscari — or grape hyacinth — produce clumps of grassy leaves in the fall as a prelude to blooming the following April. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2021 Mix them with grape hyacinth to mimic the look of a river winding through your garden beds. Marty Ross, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Feb. 2021 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, 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, 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,, 28 Aug. 2019 Consider Scillas, Squills, grape hyacinths and Galantuhus or snowdrops. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, 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, 19 May 2019 See More

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First Known Use of grape hyacinth

1673, in the meaning defined above

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