1. hyacinth

noun. ['ˈhaɪəˌsɪnθ'] a red transparent variety of zircon used as a gemstone.


  • jacinth
  • zircon


  • ὑάκινθος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Hyacinth

  • labyrinth

How do you pronounce hyacinth?

Pronounce hyacinth as ˈhaɪəˌsɪnθ.

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Sentences with hyacinth

1. Noun, singular or mass
Plant a grape hyacinth bulb in organic well drained soil in full sun.

2. Adjective
Water hyacinth roots do not need to be in contact with the pond bottom for the plant to flourish.

Quotes about hyacinth

1. And I'll dance with you in Vienna,I'll be wearing a river's disguise.The hyacinth wild on my shouldermy mouth on the dew of your thighs.And I'll bury my soul in a scrapbook,with the photographs there and the moss.And I'll yield to the flood of your beauty,my cheap violin and my cross.
- Leonard Cohen, Stranger Music: Selected Poems and Songs

2. You gave me hyacinths first a year ago; They called me the hyacinth girl.' —Yet when we came back, late, from the Hyacinth garden, Your arms full, and your hair wet, I could not Speak, and my eyes failed, I was neither Living nor dead, and I knew nothing, Looking into the heart of light, the silence. Od' und leer das Meer.
- T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land and Other Writings

2. hyacinth

noun. ['ˈhaɪəˌsɪnθ'] any of numerous bulbous perennial herbs.


  • Hyacinthus orientalis albulus
  • Hyacinthus orientalis
  • Roman hyacinth
  • Galtonia candicans
  • Hyacinthus candicans
  • cape hyacinth
  • genus Hyacinthus
  • liliaceous plant
  • summer hyacinth


  • ὑάκινθος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))