Meaning of hyacinth in English:


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  • 1A bulbous plant of the lily family, with straplike leaves and a compact spike of bell-shaped fragrant flowers. Native to western Asia, hyacinths are cultivated outdoors and as houseplants.

    Genus Hyacinthus, family Liliaceae: several species, in particular H. orientalis, from which the large-flowered cultivars are derived

    • ‘The miracle of spring flowers such as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and lilies is even more astounding when one realizes how they reach the bloom stage each year.’
    • ‘Fall is the season to plant trees, turf grasses and spring-blooming flower bulbs such as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocuses.’
    • ‘Spring-flowering bulbs such as tulips, crocuses, hyacinths, daffodils, and irises are universal symbols of spring.’
    • ‘You can start entirely new plants from pieces of daylilies, tulips, hyacinths, and other beauties for next to nothing.’
    • ‘Fall is the time to plant the tulips, daffodils and hyacinths that bloom in the spring.’
    • ‘It was a work of art, four feet in diameter comprised of orchids, lilies of the valley, hyacinths, arum lilies and white carnations.’
    • ‘Crocuses, daffodils, other narcissi, tulips, and hyacinths are just where the choices begin.’
    • ‘It is the season to plant flowering bulbs such as tulips, narcissi, crocuses and hyacinths.’
    • ‘Daffodils, hyacinths, crocus and other popular spring bulb flowers are also widely available now.’
    • ‘Combine the pleasures of both with holiday red amaryllis and pristine white tulips and fragrant hyacinths.’
    • ‘Other fun bulbs for easy forcing include colorful hyacinths, crocuses and narcissi.’
    • ‘Spring brings more than half a million blooming bulbs, including daffodils, hyacinths, and tulips.’
    • ‘Later blooming hyacinths and tulips can be planted anytime before the ground freezes.’
    • ‘Plant out bowls of hyacinths and daffodils that have finished flowering in the house, before they dry out.’
    • ‘Remember that some bulbs such as tulips and hyacinths do not always come back strongly in subsequent years.’
    • ‘Indoor gardeners, by and large, prefer their hyacinths full-blossomed and deliciously fragrant.’
    • ‘In Europe, winter holiday parties are resplendent with fragrant hyacinths.’
    • ‘While daffodils and hyacinths have their fans, tulips are, by far, the most popular flower.’
    • ‘For example, early-flowering hyacinths offer a heady and fragrant choice for planting in containers along walkways and at entrances.’
    • ‘The specially treated multiflora hyacinths are also beautiful when naturalized and can provide long-lasting color.’
    1. 1.1mass noun A light purplish-blue colour typical of some hyacinth flowers.
      as modifier ‘the Queen Mother was wearing hyacinth blue’
      • ‘Given over entirely to a celebration of painting, it is more or less bisected at a diagonal of golden russet dappling on a field of hyacinth blue, and suffused with ambient light.’
      • ‘Colour is inspired by spring flowers - daffodil yellow, light green, lilac and hyacinth blues or blossom pinks.’
  • 2

    another term for jacinth

    ‘Lighter colored crystals have been referred to as hyacinth or jacinth stones.’
    another term for jacinth
    ‘Tin, amethyst, the sapphire, the smarage or emerald, hyacinth, topaz, crystal, bezoar, marble, and that which in England we call freestone.’


Mid 16th century (denoting a gem): from French hyacinthe, via Latin from Greek huakinthos, denoting a plant identified with the flower in the myth of Hyacinthus, and a gem (perhaps the sapphire). The current sense dates from the late 16th century.