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Hyacinthine: the purple blue of the hyacinth [between mauve and lilac].
In every instance, these mournful strains were the annual lamentation of the people over the death of some mythical boy of extraordinary beauty and promise, who, in the flower of youth, was suddenly drowned, or torn in pieces by wild beasts, "Some Hyacinthine boy, for whom Morn well might break and April bloom."
The Hyacinthine macaw (the Araruna of the natives) is one of the finest and rarest species of the parrot family.
[Gulnár (the heroine of the _Corsair_ is named Gulnare) is Persian for a pomegranate flower.]  Hyacinthine, in Arabic "Sunbul;" as common a thought in the Eastern poets as it was among the Greeks.
That wanton with the laughing summer-air; "and refers Milton's" Hyacinthine locks "(_Paradise Lost_, iv. 301) to
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