• Of the colour of a hyacinth (either the gem or the flower); reddish-gold (chiefly with reference to hair).
  • Curling like the petals of the hyacinth.
  • Beautiful, like the mythological Hyacinthus.


  • From Latin hyacinthinus, from Ancient Greek ὑακίνθινος, from ὑάκινθος; corresponding to hyacinth + -ine.

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