hyacinthine


hyacinthine
\\|hīə|sin(t)thə̇n, -nˌthīn\ adjective
Etymology: Latin hyacinthinus, from Greek hyakinthinos, from hyakinthos hyacinth + -inos -ine
1. : having any one of the four colors hyacinth, hyacinth blue, hyacinth violet, or hyacinth red
2.
a. : of, relating to, or resembling the hyacinth

his hyacinthine locks descend in wavy curls — Alexander Pope

b. : adorned or decorated with hyacinths

with hyacinthine chaplet crowned — Francis Fawkes


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  • Hyacinthine — Hy a*cin thine, a. [L. hyacinthinus, Gr. ?.] Belonging to the hyacinth; resembling the hyacinth; in color like the hyacinth. Milton. [1913 Webster] His curling locks like hyacinthine flowers. Cowper. [1913 Webster] The hyacinthine boy, for whom… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hyacinthine — [jasɛ̃tin] n. f. ÉTYM. 1792; de hyacinthe. ❖ ♦ Minér. Variété de grenat. Variété de topaze …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • hyacinthine — adjective see hyacinth …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hyacinthine — /huy euh sin thin, thuyn/, adj. 1. of or like the hyacinth. 2. adorned with hyacinths. [1650 60; < L hyacinthinus < Gk hyakínthinos. See HYACINTH, INE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • hyacinthine — adjective Of a yellowish colour, as in yellow zircon. See Also: hyacinth, jacinth …   Wiktionary

  • hyacinthine — (i a sin ti n ) s. f. Espèce de pierre …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • hyacinthine — of a blue or purple colour Colour Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • hyacinthine — adv. pertaining to hyacinths, resembling a hyacinth (about a flower) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hyacinthine — hy·a·cin·thine …   English syllables

  • hyacinthine — /haɪəˈsɪnθin/ (say huyuh sintheen), / aɪn/ (say uyn) adjective 1. of or like the hyacinth. 2. adorned with hyacinths. {hyacinth + ine1} …   Australian English dictionary


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