Meaning of hyacinth
Pronunciation: (hī'u-sinth), [key]
- a bulbous plant, Hyacinthus orientalis, of the lily family, widely cultivated for its cylindrical cluster of fragrant flowers in a variety of colors.
- any of various similar or related plants, as the grape hyacinth or the water hyacinth.
- a plant fabled to have sprung from the blood of Hyacinthus and variously identified as iris, gladiolus, larkspur, etc.
- a reddish-orange zircon.
- a gem of the ancients, held to be the amethyst or sapphire. Also calledfor defs. 3–5.
- hyacinth (Thesaurus)