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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jacinth  \Ja"cinth\,  n.  [F.  jacinthe,  L.  hyacinthus.  See 
  {Hyacinth}.] 
  See  {Hyacinth}.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jacinth 
  n  :  a  red  transparent  variety  of  zircon  used  as  a  gemstone  [syn: 
  {hyacinth}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Jacinth 
  properly  a  flower  of  a  reddish  blue  or  deep  purple  (hyacinth), 
  and  hence  a  precious  stone  of  that  colour  (Rev.  21:20).  It  has 
  been  supposed  to  designate  the  same  stone  as  the  ligure  (Heb. 
  leshem)  mentioned  in  Ex  28:19  as  the  first  stone  of  the  third 
  row  in  the  high  priest's  breast-plate.  In  Rev.  9:17  the  word  is 
  simply  descriptive  of  colour. 
 




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