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- adj. Of a yellowish colour, as in yellow zircon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Belonging to the hyacinth; resembling the hyacinth; in color like the hyacinth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Made or consisting of hyacinth; resembling hyacinth in color or odor.
- Very beautiful or attractive: in allusion to Hyacinthus, a youth fabled to have been loved by Apollo.
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Both have proposed an originally perfect being with hyacinthine locks, from whose type all the subsequent humans are degradations physical and moral.
But I SURE AS HELL want to see the lovely auburn, hyacinthine Judith replete with pineapple, a la CARMEN MIRANDA
So saying, he made the king turn round, and I contemplated his hyacinthine locks, and gently stroked them.
“Faces pale as the primrose with hyacinthine locks” are in our eyes; the woods of Tuderly breathe their mystic voices in our ears.
It was soon done, and the dark hyacinthine curves fell on her neck.
Watts painted Swinburne with a halo of hair; but Swinburne was bald before most of his last American or Australian admirers had heard of his hyacinthine locks.
The night was alive with thaw; it was so nearly warm that a breeze drifting low along the sidewalk brought to Anthony a vision of an unhoped-for hyacinthine spring.
Does it not conjure up images of blue eyes and auburn hair of hyacinthine flow!
His hands, ablaze with jewelled rings, were folded across the ends of the tie, his chin sunk on his breast; and under the hyacinthine, heavily-curling hair, the brooding face was so magnificently handsome as to be beautiful.
Chateaubriand's "Itinéraire de Paris à Jérusalem," page 53. 13. hyacinthine isle: a reference to the flowers of the island