jacinth

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noun ja·cinth \ˈjā-sən(t)th, ˈja-\

Definition of jacinth

  1. 1 :  hyacinth

  2. 2 :  a gem more nearly orange in color than a hyacinth

Origin and Etymology of jacinth

Middle English iacinct, from Anglo-French jacinte, from Latin hyacinthus, a flowering plant, a gem


First Known Use: 13th century


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