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wild hyacinth

noun
1.
any of several plants having usually blue flowers resembling those of a hyacinth, as Camassia scilloides, of the central U.S., or Triteleia hyacinthina, of western North America.
Origin of wild hyacinth
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism
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  • I took him through the Queen's Cottage grounds to show him the sheets of wild hyacinth.

  • They came to a lane bordered with copse, blue with wild hyacinth.

    Heartsease Charlotte M. Yonge
  • At last he saw a child of twelve years old, on a path overgrown with wild hyacinth.

    The Death of the Gods Dmitri Mrejkowski
  • The name wild hyacinth is poor, as it does not resemble a hyacinth in character.

  • At last he saw a boy of twelve years old, on a path overgrown with wild hyacinth.

  • Philip made all the haste that was compatible with gathering a handful of wild hyacinth and meadow narcissus for poor Maria.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • The snowdrop, even the wild hyacinth, though it is much later, similarly limit their active life to a short period in spring.

    Modern Geography Marion I. Newbigin
  • Of these I think the most remarkable was the wild hyacinth on account of its habit of growing on the tops of the old stone hedges.

    The Land's End W. H. Hudson
British Dictionary definitions for wild hyacinth

wild hyacinth

noun
1.
another name for bluebell (sense 1)
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