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jacinth (n.)

c. 1200, a blue gem (occasionally a red one), from Old French jacinte, iacinte "hyacinth; jacinth," or directly from Late Latin iacintus (see hyacinth). In modern use, a reddish-orange gem. The word is hyacinth with the h- lost and the initial -i- made consonantal.

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Definitions of jacinth

jacinth (n.)
a red transparent variety of zircon used as a gemstone;
Synonyms: hyacinth
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