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jacinth Line breaks: ja|cinth
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒasɪnθ/

Definition of jacinth in English:


[mass noun]
A reddish-orange gem variety of zircon.
Example sentences
  • Jacinth is a crystal, bright, purple gemstone. It is called Gomed in Urdu. Pure jacinth contains a very uncommon, precious metal named Zirconium.
  • According to St. Epiphanies of Cyprus, the colour of jacinth can be compared to the brilliance of burning fire and its glow is like that of the ember.


Middle English: from Old French iacinte or medieval Latin iacintus, alteration of Latin hyacinthus (see hyacinth).

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