Columba(redirected from Columcille)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Caelum and Puppis. Also called Dove.
[Latin columba, dove.]
Columbaalso Col·um (kŭl′əm), Saint 521-597.
Irish missionary who established a monastery on the island of Iona and subsequently Christianized northern Scotland.
n, Latin genitive Columbae (kəˈlʌmbiː)
(Astronomy) as in Alpha Columbae. a small constellation in the S hemisphere south of Orion
[Latin, literally: dove]
(Biography) Saint. ?521–597 ad, Irish missionary: founded the monastery at Iona (563) from which the Picts were converted to Christianity. Feast day: June 9
Saint, A.D. 521–597, Irish missionary in Scotland.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||Columba - a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Puppis and Caelum|
|2.||Columba - type genus of the Columbidae: typical pigeons|
bird genus - a genus of birds
Columba livia, rock dove, rock pigeon - pale grey Eurasian pigeon having black-striped wings from which most domestic species are descended
bandtail, band-tail pigeon, band-tailed pigeon, Columba fasciata - wild pigeon of western North America; often mistaken for the now extinct passenger pigeon