Complete Definition of "columbine"

English

Etymology
Old French columbin (French columbin), from Latin columbinus, from columba ‘dove, pigeon’. In the noun sense, from Latin colombina herba ‘dove-like plant’, the flower being likened to five clustered pigeons.

Pronunciation
IPA: /'kɒləmbʌɪn/

Noun
columbine
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  1. Any plant of the genus Aquilegia, having distinctive bell-shaped flowers with spurs on each petal.

Translations
Italian: colombina f

Adjective
columbine

  1. archaic pertaining to a dove or pigeon

#:*Late C14: Com forþ now, wiþ þyne eyen columbyn! / How fairer been þy brestes þan is wyn! — Geoffrey Chaucer, The Merchant's Tale

Category:Flowers

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