jacinth

noun
ja·​cinth | \ ˈjā-sᵊn(t)th How to pronounce jacinth (audio) , ˈja-\

Definition of jacinth

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

First Known Use of jacinth

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for jacinth

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

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