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

b : bluebell sense 2a

c : any of several western North American herbs (genus Brodiaea) of the lily family with grasslike basal leaves and variously colored flowers

First Known Use of wild hyacinth

circa 1794, in the meaning defined above

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