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 (ăk′wə-lē′jē-ə, -lē′jə)

[Medieval Latin aquilēgia.]


(Plants) another name for columbine1
[C19: from Medieval Latin, of uncertain origin]


(ˌæk wəˈli dʒi ə, ˌeɪ kwə-)

n., pl. -gi•as.
any plant belonging to the genus Aquilegia, of the buttercup family, comprising the columbines.
[1570–80; < New Latin, Medieval Latin, variant of aquilēia columbine]
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Noun1.aquilegia - a plant of the genus Aquilegia having irregular showy spurred flowersaquilegia - a plant of the genus Aquilegia having irregular showy spurred flowers; north temperate regions especially mountains
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Aquilegia - columbine
Aquilegia canadensis, meeting house, honeysuckle - columbine of eastern North America having long-spurred red flowers
Aquilegia caerulea, Aquilegia scopulorum calcarea, blue columbine - columbine of the Rocky Mountains having long-spurred blue flowers
Aquilegia vulgaris, granny's bonnets - common European columbine having variously colored (white or blue to purple or red) short-spurred flowers; naturalized in United States
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Deep purple irises and blood-red aquilegias were the prevalent plants at Chelsea, while alliums, dahlias and tulips were not.
Aquilegias prefer light shade and moist soil, but they can tolerate full sun, provided they receive enough water during dry periods.
As the astrantias are cut back we are also collecting seed from the aquilegias that we have all around the garden.
THIS pretty collection has five each of aquilegias, delphiniums, hollyhocks and campanulas.
I hope, however, that enlightenment doesn't mean I have to get rid of my aquilegias.
Last week Tracey Banks emailed in because some of her aquilegias had set seed.
Agapanthus take over from aquilegias, at the peak of flowering now.
The new disease, downy mildew of aquilegias, is very virulent and with no chemical control it is killing plants.
I also love Primulas, Campanulas and Digitalis but I got totally hooked on Aquilegias.
And there's alchemilla mollis, Japanese anemones - especially the white varieties - aquilegias, astrantias, brunnera, campanula persicifolia, coreopsis verticillata, dicentra spectabilis, doronicum Miss Mason, echinops ritro, geraniums Wargrave, grandiflorum and Johnson's Blue, geum Mrs Bradshaw and Lady Stratheden, heleniums, hemerocallis or day lillies, lupins, lychnis coronaria, monarda, nepeta, phlox, pulmonarias, rudbeckias, sedum spectabile, sidalcea, stachys lanata and tradescantia.