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A reddish-orange gem variety of zircon.→ hyacinth
- ‘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.’
- ‘Jacinth is a crystal, bright, purple gemstone. It is called Gomed in Urdu. Pure jacinth contains a very uncommon, precious metal named Zirconium.’
Middle English: from Old French iacinte or medieval Latin iacintus, alteration of Latin hyacinthus (see hyacinth).
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