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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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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