grape hyacinth

grape hyacinth
any plant belonging to the genus Muscari, of the lily family, as M. botryoides, having globular, blue flowers resembling tiny grapes.
[1725-35]

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Any of the approximately 50 species of small bulbous perennial plants that make up the genus Muscari, in the lily family, native to the Mediterranean region.

Most species have dense clusters of blue, white, or pink urn-shaped flowers borne at the tip of a leafless flower stalk. Some species have a musky odour. Grape hyacinths often are planted as spring-flowering garden ornamentals.

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  • Grape hyacinth — Grape Grape, n. [OF. grape, crape, bunch or cluster of grapes, F. grappe, akin to F. grappin grapnel, hook; fr. OHG. chrapfo hook, G. krapfen, akin to E. cramp. The sense seems to have come from the idea of clutching. Cf. {Agraffe}, {Cramp},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grape hyacinth — n. any of a group of small, hardy, bulbous plants (genus Muscari) of the lily family, with spikes of small, bell shaped flowers of blue or white …   English World dictionary

  • grape-hyacinth — kuoduotoji žydrė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Hiacintinių šeimos daržovinis, dekoratyvinis augalas (Muscari comosum), paplitęs pietvakarių Azijoje ir pietų Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Muscari comosum angl. feathered hyacinth; grape… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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  • grape hyacinth — noun any of various early flowering spring hyacinths native to Eurasia having dense spikes of rounded blue flowers resembling bunches of small grapes • Hypernyms: ↑liliaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑common grape hyacinth, ↑Muscari neglectum, ↑tassel… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • grape-hyacinth — kekinė žydrė statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Muscari neglectum angl. blue bottle; grape hyacinth vok. blaue Hyazinthe; gewöhnliche Traubenhyazinthe; Katzentraube; Weinbergs Traube rus. гадючий лук кистистый; мускари незамечаемый lenk …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • grape hyacinth — grape′ hy acinth n. pln any plant belonging to the genus Muscari, of the lily family, having round blue grapelike flowers …   From formal English to slang

  • grape-hyacinth — ▪ plant       any plant of the genus Muscari of the family Hyacinthaceae, consisting of about 50 species of small bulbous perennials native to the Mediterranean region. Most species of the genus have dense clusters of blue, white, or pink urn… …   Universalium

  • grape hyacinth — noun Date: 1673 any of several small bulbous spring flowering herbs (genus Muscari) of the lily family with racemes of usually blue flowers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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