Definition of Genus Hyacinthus
1. Noun. Sometimes placed in family Hyacinthaceae as the type genus.
Group relationships: Family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, Lily Family
Member holonyms: Hyacinth
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Hyacinthus
Literary usage of Genus Hyacinthus
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1. Refugium Botanicum: Or Figures and Descriptions from Living Specimens, of by William Wilson Saunders, Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach, John Gilbert Baker (1870)
"... for which the genus Hyacinthus, as characterized under Tab., is typical, in which the six divisions are united into a distinct cup or tube ; and the ..."
2. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1921)
"The true hyacinths belong to the genus Hyacinthus which probably commemorates that Hyacinthus of Grecian fable who was accidentally killed by Apollo and ..."
3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"The genus Hyacinthus is cyanic; it includes no blue flower, but many which are purple, violet, cyanic red, and modified yellow. Viola tricolor is cyanic; ..."
4. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"Originally placed in the genus Hyacinthus, on account of the general form of the perianth, it was removed to Scilla as having the segments distinct or ..."