wild hyacinth


Definition of wild hyacinth

: any of several plants with flowers suggestive of hyacinths: such as
a : a camas (Camassia scilloides) of eastern North America with white or bluish racemose flowers
c : 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 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, "This Amazon bird’s eggs are black-market gold. Here’s why.," 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, "This Amazon bird’s eggs are black-market gold. Here’s why.," 5 June 2019

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First Known Use of wild hyacinth

circa 1794, in the meaning defined above

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“Wild hyacinth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wild%20hyacinth. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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