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Definition of "jacinth" [ja•cinth]

  • See hyacinth. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "jacinth" in a sentence
  • "They are also frequently and incorrectly called jacinth or hyacinth, terms which, as we have seen, should be reserved for yellow and red zircon, respectively."
  • "The floor was a mosaic of jacinth, spinel and sunstone."
  • "Zircon has been known since biblical times, and it has been called by a variety of names, including jargon, hyacinth and jacinth."