Star-hyacinth

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Star-hyacinth a bulbous-rooted plant, a species of squill, with pinkish purple flowers, found on the coast in the south of England
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. steorra; Ger. stern, L. stella (for sterula), Gr. ast─ôr.

Usage

In literature:

The hyacinths make a carpet of steely blue, the anemones weave their starred tapestry.
"The Altar Fire" by Arthur Christopher Benson
If we dangle a few star hyacinths before her eyes, she should be willing to fly us back.
"The Star Hyacinths" by James H. Schmitz
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In poetry:

Still a soft haze of delicate hyacinth
Broods o'er the sky-line, floating faint and far;
Still on the edge of night's vast labyrinth
Shines the clear vesper-star.
"Autumn" by Clinton Scollard