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jacinth Syllabification: ja·cinth
Pronunciation: /ˈjāsənTH/ /ˈjas-/

Definition of jacinth in English:

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.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with jacinth

Corinth • labyrinth

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