Definition of jacinth in English:

jacinth

noun

  • A reddish-orange gem variety of zircon.

    ‘Jacinth is a crystal, bright, purple gemstone. It is called Gomed in Urdu. Pure jacinth contains a very uncommon, precious metal named Zirconium.’
    • ‘According to St. Epiphanies of Cyprus, the colour of jacinth can be compared to the brilliance of burning fire and its glow is like that of the ember.’

Pronunciation

jacinth

/ˈjāsənTH/ /ˈdʒeɪsənθ/ /ˈjasənTH/ /ˈdʒæsənθ/

Origin

Middle English from Old French iacinte or medieval Latin iacintus, alteration of Latin hyacinthus (see hyacinth).