Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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HYACINTH, n. In combs. wild hyacinth, wood-, the common Sc. name for the Eng. bluebell, Scilla non scripta (Bwk. 1853 G. Johnston Botany E. Borders 198, wild-, Dmf. 1886 B. & H. 273). Gen.(exc. I.)Sc. (wild-). Sc. 1897 Daily News (30 June) 8:
Sir Herbert Maxwell objects to the southron use of the name bluebells, as applied to the flowers that he prefers to call wood hyacinths.

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