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aq·ui·le·gi·a

 (ăk′wə-lē′jē-ə, -lē′jə)
n.

[Medieval Latin aquilēgia.]

aquilegia

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

aq•ui•le•gi•a

(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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The pretty aquilegia, which would look lovely in your borders
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Most are forms of the common aquilegia, Aquilegia vulgaris - a European species.
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bunch Aquilegia These pretty plants, also known as columbines, with nodding, bonnet-shaped flowers are at home in many informal situations, from a sunny cottage garden to a lightly shaded woodland spot.
Best Of The Bunch Aquilegia THESE pretty plants, also known as columbines, with nodding, bonnet-shaped flowers are at home in many informal situations, from a sunny cottage garden to a lightly shaded woodland spot.
Cut back plants that have already died back, such as dicentra, poppies and aquilegia, and collect their seeds.
Hemlock, aquilegia, autumn crocus (colchicum autumnale), laburnum and hellebores are all common plants, and all have different levels of toxicity.
The tea room itself is set in pretty grounds, full of aquilegia flowers.
Ed McMahon's second season has not yielded as many winners as his first but it has been a profitable year in terms of prize-money, and he passed pounds 250,000 for the campaign for the first time as Aquilegia and Band gave him a double with his only two runners on the day.
Aquilegia formosa, a California native columbine, is a real eye catcher.
I bought a yellow aquilegia last year, and they are stunning flowers.