Definitions for jacinthˈdʒeɪ sɪnθ, ˈdʒæs ɪnθ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ja•cinthˈdʒeɪ sɪnθ, ˈdʒæs ɪnθ(n.)

  1. a reddish brown variety of zircon. any of various other gemstones of this color or color variety, as spinel.

    Category: Jewelry

  2. Category: Mineralogy, Bible, Jewelry

    Ref: hyacinth (defs. 3, 5). 3 5

Origin of jacinth:

1200–50; ME jacinct < OF jacincte < ML jacinctus, var. of jacinthus, L hyacinthushyacinth

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hyacinth, jacinth(noun)

    a red transparent variety of zircon used as a gemstone


  1. jacinth(Noun)

    A translucent, reddish type of zircon used as a gemstone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jacinth(noun)

    see Hyacinth


  1. Jacinth

    Jacinth is a red transparent variety of zircon used as a gemstone. Jacinth is also a flower of a reddish blue or deep purple, and hence a precious stone of that colour. It has been supposed to designate the same stone as the ligure mentioned in Exodus 28:19 as the first stone of the third row in the high priest's breast-plate, the Hoshen. or choshen. In Revelation 9:17 the word is simply descriptive of colour.


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