colombina

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See also: Colombina

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ko.lomˈbi.na/, [kol̺omˈbiːn̺ä]
  • Rhymes: -ina
  • Hyphenation: co‧lom‧bì‧na

Etymology 1[edit]

colomba (dove) +‎ -ina (diminutive suffix)

Noun[edit]

colombina f (plural colombine)

  1. Diminutive of colomba: young or small dove
  2. (figuratively) A young woman who fakes naivety and ingenuousness.
  3. A dove-shaped skyrocket that runs along a rope setting off fireworks during the celebrations of Easter Sunday in Florence.
  4. A dove-shaped sort of sweet Easter focaccia bread, sometimes with a hard-boiled egg in the middle.
  5. A semolina-based preparation used as an appetizer.
  6. (historical, regional) Name of various coins with doves or other similar birds depicted on them

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun use of the feminine form of the adjective colombino (of a dove, dovish).

Noun[edit]

colombina f (plural colombine)

  1. (uncountable) pigeon dung (used as fertilizer)
  2. (uncountable) blue limestone
    Synonyms: palombino, pietra palombina
  3. (botany, regional) Synonym of coridale
  4. Name of several varieties of apples
  5. Name of several varieties of mushrooms

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Adjective[edit]

colombina

  1. Feminine singular of adjective colombino.

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kolomˈbina/, [kolõmˈbina]

Adjective[edit]

colombina f

  1. Feminine singular of adjective colombino.