1. [syn: hyacinth, jacinth]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Jacinth \Ja"cinth\, n. [F. jacinthe, L. hyacinthus. See
See Hyacinth. --Tennyson.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a red transparent variety of zircon used as a gemstone
[syn: hyacinth, jacinth]
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
properly a flower of a reddish blue or deep purple (hyacinth),
and hence a precious stone of that colour (Rev. 21:20). It has
been supposed to designate the same stone as the ligure (Heb.
leshem) mentioned in Ex. 28:19 as the first stone of the third
row in the high priest's breast-plate. In Rev. 9:17 the word is
simply descriptive of colour.