Columbine



[kol-uh m-bahyn] /ˈkɒl əmˌbaɪn/

noun
1.
a plant, Aquilegia caerula, of the buttercup family, having showy flowers with white petals and white to blue sepals that form long, backward spurs: the state flower of Colorado.
2.
any of various other plants of the genus Aquilegia, characterized by divided leaves and showy flowers of various colors.
[kol-uh m-bahyn, -bin] /ˈkɒl əmˌbaɪn, -bɪn/
adjective
1.
of a dove.
2.
dovelike; dove-colored.
[kol-uh m-bahyn] /ˈkɒl əmˌbaɪn/
noun
1.
a female character in commedia dell’arte and pantomime: sweetheart of Harlequin.
2.
a female given name.
/ˈkɒləmˌbaɪn/
noun
1.
any plant of the ranunculaceous genus Aquilegia, having purple, blue, yellow, or red flowers with five spurred petals Also called aquilegia
/ˈkɒləmˌbaɪn/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling a dove
/ˈkɒləmˌbaɪn/
noun
1.
(originally) the character of a servant girl in commedia dell’arte
2.
(later) the sweetheart of Harlequin in English pantomime
n.

c.1300, from Old French columbine “columbine,” or directly from Medieval Latin columbina, from Late Latin columbina “verbena,” fem. of Latin columbinus, literally “dove-like,” from columba “dove.” The inverted flower supposedly resembles a cluster of five doves. Also a fem. proper name; in Italian comedy, the name of the mistress of Harlequin.

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