Hyacinth bean
Hyacinth Hy"a*cinth, n. [L. hyacinthus a kind of flower, prob. the iris, gladiolus, or larkspur, also a kind of gem, perh. the sapphire; as, a proper name, Hyacinthus, a beautiful Laconian youth, beloved by Apollo, fr. Gr. ?, ?: cf. F. hyacinthe. Cf. {Jacinth}. The hyacinth was fabled to have sprung from the blood of Hyacinthus, who was accidentally slain by Apollo.] 1. (Bot.) (a) A bulbous plant of the genus {Hyacinthus}, bearing beautiful spikes of fragrant flowers. {Hyacinthus orientalis} is a common variety. (b) A plant of the genus {Camassia} ({Camassia Farseri}), called also {Eastern camass}; wild hyacinth. (c) The name also given to {Scilla Peruviana}, a Mediterranean plant, one variety of which produces white, and another blue, flowers; -- called also, from a mistake as to its origin, {Hyacinth of Peru}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Min.) A red variety of zircon, sometimes used as a gem. See {Zircon}. [1913 Webster]

{Hyacinth bean} (Bot.), a climbing leguminous plant ({Dolichos Lablab}), related to the true bean. It has dark purple flowers and fruit. [1913 Webster]


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  • hyacinth-bean — egiptinė lobija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos daržovinis, maistinis, pašarinis, vaistinis kultūrinis augalas (Lablab purpureus), paplitęs Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Dolichos lablab; Dolichos purpureus; Lablab leucocarpos;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • hyacinth bean — paprastoji lobija statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Lablab vulgaris angl. bonavist bean; flat bean; hyacinth bean vok. Faselbohne; Helmbohne rus. долихос лаблаб lenk. fasolnik egipski; wspiega pospolita …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • hyacinth bean — lobija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių (Fabaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Lablab). atitikmenys: lot. Lablab angl. hyacinth bean; kidney bean vok. Helmbohne; Purpurbohne rus. лобия lenk. wspiega …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • hyacinth bean — noun perennial twining vine of Old World tropics having trifoliate leaves and racemes of fragrant purple pea like flowers followed by maroon pods of edible seeds; grown as an ornamental and as a vegetable on the Indian subcontinent; sometimes… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hyacinth bean — an Old World tropical vine, Dolichos lablab, of the legume family, having purple or white flowers and black or white seeds in a papery, beaked pod. Also called bonavist, lablab. * * * …   Universalium

  • Hyacinth bean — Dolichos (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

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  • Hyacinth — Hy a*cinth, n. [L. hyacinthus a kind of flower, prob. the iris, gladiolus, or larkspur, also a kind of gem, perh. the sapphire; as, a proper name, Hyacinthus, a beautiful Laconian youth, beloved by Apollo, fr. Gr. ?, ?: cf. F. hyacinthe. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hyacinth of Peru — Hyacinth Hy a*cinth, n. [L. hyacinthus a kind of flower, prob. the iris, gladiolus, or larkspur, also a kind of gem, perh. the sapphire; as, a proper name, Hyacinthus, a beautiful Laconian youth, beloved by Apollo, fr. Gr. ?, ?: cf. F. hyacinthe …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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