jacinth

noun

ja·​cinth ˈjā-sᵊn(t)th How to pronounce jacinth (audio)
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: a gem more nearly orange in color than a hyacinth

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of jacinth was in the 13th century

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“Jacinth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jacinth. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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