jacinth

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n jacinth a red transparent variety of zircon used as a gemstone
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Jacinth See Hyacinth.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jacinth Same as hyacinth.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Jacinth jā′sinth (B.) a precious stone, a red variety of zircon, now called hyacinth: a reddish-orange colour.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. jacinthe, L. hyacinthus,. See Hyacinth
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Contr. of hyacinth.

Usage

In literature:

In the morning he selected all His perfect jacinths.
"Sword Blades and Poppy Seed" by Amy Lowell
At that moment Brother Hilary happened to pass by, followed by Brother Jacinth, the porter.
"Penguin Island" by Anatole France
Upon washing away the clay and gravel, a great number of gems of small value remained (chiefly sapphire, ruby, jacinth and green tourmaline).
"Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon" by Samuel White Baker
Jacinthe did not like the sound, but drenched clothes were such a passport to her master's house, that she durst not refuse.
"The Chaplet of Pearls" by Charlotte M. Yonge
The song is by Jacinthe Leclere, one of the members of the "Societe de Momus," of Paris.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
The horsemen had breastplates of fire, jacinth (purplish or reddish blue), and brimstone.
"The Revelation Explained" by F. Smith
Not far from that mountain they find other precious stones, as jacinths, sapphires, and topazes, besides others.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume VII" by Robert Kerr
The little pools of water along the low shores glowed like mirrors of polished jacinth.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
It is Jacinth I am anxious about.
"Robin Redbreast" by Mary Louisa Molesworth
The figure of a syren, sculptured in a jacinth, rendered the bearer invisible.
"Rambles of an Archaeologist Among Old Books and in Old Places" by Frederick William Fairholt
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In poetry:

He, the high tower,
constructed of Lebanon wood and cypress,
has been adorned with jacinth and diamonds,
a city excelling the crafts of other builders.
"Columba Aspexit" by Hildegard von Bingen
The jacinth has spilled odour on your hair,
The balance of your neck is like a jacinth;
You have set a star of green between your brows.
Come, my beloved!
"Come, My Beloved" by Edward Powys Mathers