wild hyacinth
noun Date: circa 1794 any of several plants with flowers suggestive of hyacinths: as a. a camas (Camassia scilloides) of eastern North America with white or bluish racemose flowers b. bluebell 2a c. any of several western North American herbs (genus Brodiaea) of the lily family with grasslike basal leaves and variously colored flowers

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  • Wild hyacinth — Wild Wild, a. [Compar. {Wilder}; superl. {Wildest}.] [OE. wilde, AS. wilde; akin to OFries. wilde, D. wild, OS. & OHG. wildi, G. wild, Sw. & Dan. vild, Icel. villr wild, bewildered, astray, Goth. wilpeis wild, and G. & OHG. wild game, deer; of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wild hyacinth — n. ☆ 1. a camass (Camassia scilloides) of the E U.S., with bluish flowers 2. WOOD HYACINTH …   English World dictionary

  • wild hyacinth — noun 1. sometimes placed in genus Scilla • Syn: ↑wood hyacinth, ↑bluebell, ↑harebell, ↑Hyacinthoides nonscripta, ↑Scilla nonscripta • Hypernyms: ↑liliaceous plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • wild hyacinth — wild′ hy′acinth n. pln any of several plants having flowers resembling those of a hyacinth, as the camass, Camassia scilloides, of the central U.S • Etymology: 1840–50, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • wild hyacinth — any of several plants having usually blue flowers resembling those of a hyacinth, as Camassia scilloides, of the central U.S., or Triteleia hyacinthina, of western North America. [1840 50, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • wild hyacinth — noun another term for bluebell (in sense 1) …   English new terms dictionary

  • Wild — Wild, a. [Compar. {Wilder}; superl. {Wildest}.] [OE. wilde, AS. wilde; akin to OFries. wilde, D. wild, OS. & OHG. wildi, G. wild, Sw. & Dan. vild, Icel. villr wild, bewildered, astray, Goth. wilpeis wild, and G. & OHG. wild game, deer; of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wild allspice — Wild Wild, a. [Compar. {Wilder}; superl. {Wildest}.] [OE. wilde, AS. wilde; akin to OFries. wilde, D. wild, OS. & OHG. wildi, G. wild, Sw. & Dan. vild, Icel. villr wild, bewildered, astray, Goth. wilpeis wild, and G. & OHG. wild game, deer; of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wild balsam apple — Wild Wild, a. [Compar. {Wilder}; superl. {Wildest}.] [OE. wilde, AS. wilde; akin to OFries. wilde, D. wild, OS. & OHG. wildi, G. wild, Sw. & Dan. vild, Icel. villr wild, bewildered, astray, Goth. wilpeis wild, and G. & OHG. wild game, deer; of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wild basil — Wild Wild, a. [Compar. {Wilder}; superl. {Wildest}.] [OE. wilde, AS. wilde; akin to OFries. wilde, D. wild, OS. & OHG. wildi, G. wild, Sw. & Dan. vild, Icel. villr wild, bewildered, astray, Goth. wilpeis wild, and G. & OHG. wild game, deer; of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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