noun Etymology: Latin hyacinthus, a precious stone, a flowering plant, from Greek hyakinthos Date: 1553 1. a. a precious stone of the ancients sometimes held to be the sapphire b. a gem zircon or essonite 2. a. a plant of the ancients held to be a lily, iris, larkspur, or gladiolus b. a bulbous perennial herb (Hyacinthus orientalis) of the lily family that is native to the Mediterranean region but is widely grown for its dense spikes of fragrant flowers — compare grape hyacinth, water hyacinth 3. a light violet to moderate purple • hyacinthine adjective

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