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grape hyacinth

noun
1.
any plant belonging to the genus Muscari, of the lily family, as M. botryoides, having globular, blue flowers resembling tiny grapes.
Origin of grape hyacinth
1725-1735
1725-35
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  • Such is the grape hyacinth, doubly grateful in this perfection in the time it comes in early spring.

    Old-Time Gardens Alice Morse Earle
  • We found it a field of grape hyacinth, blue of leaf, of stem, of flower.

    Old-Time Gardens Alice Morse Earle
  • Few are prettier than the common M. botryoides, the grape hyacinth, which drew from Ruskin words of praise familiar to many.

    The Book of Bulbs Samuel Arnott
  • The grape hyacinth is the favorite spring flower of my garden—but no!

    Old-Time Gardens Alice Morse Earle
  • For a flower that does hide itself, take a lily of the valley, or the bell of a grape hyacinth, or a cyclamen.

    Proserpina, Volume 2 John Ruskin
  • Not content with the confines of the garden border, the grape hyacinth has "escaped the garden," and become a field flower.

    Old-Time Gardens Alice Morse Earle
  • With the dwarfer squills might be associated the grape hyacinth and the amethyst hyacinth (Hyacinthus amethystinus).

    The Wild Garden William Robinson
British Dictionary definitions for grape hyacinth

grape hyacinth

noun
1.
any of various Eurasian liliaceous plants of the genus Muscari, esp M. botryoides, with clusters of rounded blue flowers resembling tiny grapes
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