Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See hyacinth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A translucent, reddish type of zircon used as a gemstone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See hyacinth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as hyacinth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a red transparent variety of zircon used as a gemstone

Etymologies

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)

Examples

  • 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.

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

  • The floor was a mosaic of jacinth, spinel and sunstone.

    Wild Dreams of Reality, 5

  • Zircon has been known since biblical times, and it has been called by a variety of names, including jargon, hyacinth and jacinth.

    Zirconium

  • 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.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • 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.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • 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.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • LOVELOVE haha jacinth finally being taller than me haha cock eyed radha and her mascara piong spying on our class

    ianthopia Diary Entry

  • 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.

    Villaraigosa And Nunez Cut And Run - Video Report

  • 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.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • 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.

    Don Quixote

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  • "I displayed a few amulets and rings of amber, jacinth, and sardonyx, known cures for deadly fevers, and for those who could not afford gemstones, genuine or otherwise."

    Company of Liars by Karen Maitland

    September 22, 2009