columbine

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See also: Columbine

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɒləmbaɪn/
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Etymology 1[edit]

From the Latin colombina herba (dove-like plant), the flower being likened to five clustered pigeons.

Noun[edit]

columbine (plural columbines)

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  1. Any plant of the genus Aquilegia, having distinctive bell-shaped flowers with spurs on each petal.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English columbyne, from Old French columbin (French colombin), from Latin columbinus, from columba (dove, pigeon).

Adjective[edit]

columbine (comparative more columbine, superlative most columbine)

  1. (archaic) Pertaining to a dove or pigeon.
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