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  • n. Plural form of hyacinth.


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  • We have had furious winds lately, and some few things have broken loose; and the covering of my tulips and hyacinths is torn and ragged at the edges, with a clear hole in spots.

    Gardening by Myself

  • Now the real roots of all these plants are the long fibres sent down by the lower part of the bulb, which may be seen plainly in hyacinths grown in glasses, and in any of the kinds if taken up while in a growing state; and what is called the bulb is, in all the corms, only a contracted stem; but, in the tunicated and scaly bulbs, the bulbous part is formed of a contracted stem and metamorphosed leaves.

    The Lady's Country Companion: or, How to Enjoy a Country Life Rationally

  • The hyacinths are a special treat here, the color, form and scent make them a favorite.

    Some Bulbs « Fairegarden

  • Many Hessonite garnets (cinnamon stones) are incorrectly called hyacinths, however.

    A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public

  • The hyacinths are the most remarkable, if not the sole known instance of a species having red and blue and white and yellow varieties, but here the yellow is not the bright golden color of the buttercups.

    Species and Varieties, Their Origin by Mutation

  • We must plant now in order to secure a spring display of flowers, and for this purpose nothing can be more satisfactory than bulbous subjects, such as hyacinths, tulips, crocuses, and narcissuses.

    Little Folks (October 1884) A Magazine for the Young

  • A unique feature of the Lago de Chapala in 1959 was the presence of huge masses of water hyacinths of giant size covering the western half of the lake and completely halt - ing all navigation.

    [alcuban] Lake Chapala

  • Around the base of the each vase were clusters of one type of spring flower—hyacinths, tulips, daffodils, or others—in a single shade.

    My Fair Wedding

  • I have a whole patch of hyacinths that have "risen again" every spring since I bought them.

    Maria Rodale: The Power of Flowers

  • What I love about hyacinths is their intense scent, and the fact that around here they are always sold with the bulb still attached, which you can plant after the blooms die.

    Maria Rodale: The Power of Flowers


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