American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See hyacinth.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as hyacinth.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. See hyacinth.
- n. a red transparent variety of zircon used as a gemstone
- Middle English jacinte, from Old French jacinte or from Medieval Latin jacintus, both from Latin hyacinthus; see hyacinth. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“So he put out his hand and unlocked the door and entering, found himself before a great basin; and hard by it stood a little pavilion, builded all of gold and silver and crystal, with lattice-windows of jacinth.”
“So they took their pleasure in its streets and alleys, till they came to the Palace of Gold and entering passed through seven vestibules, when they drew near to a building, whose walls were of royal balass rubies and its pavement of emerald and jacinth.”
“He gazed upon these pleasaunces and saw beyond a surging sea, dashing with clashing billows, and he ceased not to explore the palace right and left, till he ended at a pavilion builded with alternate courses, two bricks of gold and one of silver and jacinth and emerald and supported by four columns.”
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“And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.”
“The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.”
“Suddenly there is presented to his sight a strong castle or gorgeous palace with walls of massy gold, turrets of diamond and gates of jacinth; in short, so marvellous is its structure that though the materials of which it is built are nothing less than diamonds, carbuncles, rubies, pearls, gold, and emeralds, the workmanship is still more rare.”
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