wild hyacinth


: any of several plants with flowers suggestive of hyacinths: such as
: a camas (Camassia scilloides) of eastern North America with white or bluish racemose flowers
: any of several western North American herbs (genus Brodiaea) of the lily family with grasslike basal leaves and variously colored flowers

Examples of wild hyacinth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The monument’s dusty topography has erupted in color: yellow from the hillside daisies, goldfields and tidy tips, whose ends are frosted white; purple from the phacelia and wild hyacinth; azure splashes from the lupine and baby blue eyes. Alice Li, Washington Post, 3 May 2023 Wildlife biologist Neiva Guedes, founder of the Hyacinth Macaw Project, which is supported by corporate and private donors as well as government institutions such as IBAMA, is the foremost expert on wild hyacinth macaws. Denise Hruby, National Geographic, 5 June 2019 Today, trade in wild hyacinth macaws is strictly prohibited, with national laws and international agreements protecting the species. Denise Hruby, National Geographic, 5 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1794, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wild hyacinth was circa 1794

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“Wild hyacinth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wild%20hyacinth. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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