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lark·spur

 (lärk′spûr′)
n.
2. Any of various annual plants of the genus Consolida of the buttercup family, closely related to and resembling the delphiniums and widely cultivated as ornamentals.

larkspur

(ˈlɑːkˌspɜː)
n
(Plants) any of various ranunculaceous plants of the genus Delphinium, with spikes of blue, pink, or white irregular spurred flowers
[C16: lark1 + spur]

lark•spur

(ˈlɑrkˌspɜr)

n.
any of several plants belonging to the genus Delphinium, of the buttercup family, characterized by the spur-shaped formation of the calyx and petals.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.larkspur - any of numerous cultivated plants of the genus Delphiniumlarkspur - any of numerous cultivated plants of the genus Delphinium
delphinium - any plant of the genus Delphinium having palmately divided leaves and showy spikes of variously colored spurred flowers; some contain extremely poisonous substances
Translations

larkspur

[ˈlɑːkspɜːʳ] Nespuela f de caballero

larkspur

nRittersporn m

larkspur

[ˈlɑːkˌspɜːʳ] ndelfinio
References in classic literature ?
Round the semicircle on the south side of the little privet hedge two rows of annual larkspurs in all their delicate shades have been sown, and just beyond the larkspurs, on the grass, is a semicircle of standard tea and pillar roses.
I gather the larkspur Over the hillside, Blown mid the chaos Of boulder and bellbine; Hating the tyrant Who made me an outcast, Who of his leisure Now spares me no moment: Drinking the mountain spring, Shading at noon-day Under the cypress My limbs from the sun glare.
You see, I have been about horses ever since I was twelve years old, in hunting stables, and racing stables; and being small, ye see, I was jockey for several years; but at the Goodwood, ye see, the turf was very slippery and my poor Larkspur got a fall, and I broke my knee, and so of course I was of no more use there.