Old French columbin (French columbin), from Latin columbinus, from columba âdove, pigeonâ. In the noun sense, from Latin colombina herba âdove-like plantâ, the flower being likened to five clustered pigeons.
- Any plant of the genus Aquilegia, having distinctive bell-shaped flowers with spurs on each petal.
Italian: colombina f
- archaic pertaining to a dove or pigeon
#:*Late C14: Com forÃ¾ now, wiÃ¾ Ã¾yne eyen columbyn! / How fairer been Ã¾y brestes Ã¾an is wyn! â Geoffrey Chaucer, The Merchant's Tale