delphinium


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del·phin·i·um

 (dĕl-fĭn′ē-əm)
n.
A perennial plant of the genus Delphinium of the buttercup family, especially any of several tall cultivated varieties having palmate leaves and long racemes of showy, variously colored spurred flowers. Also called larkspur.

[New Latin Delphinium, genus name, from Greek delphinion, larkspur, probably diminutive of delphīs, delphīn-, dolphin (from the shape of the nectary).]

delphinium

(dɛlˈfɪnɪəm)
n, pl -iums or -ia (-ɪə)
(Plants) any ranunculaceous plant of the genus Delphinium: many varieties are cultivated as garden plants for their spikes of blue, pink, or white spurred flowers. See also larkspur
[C17: New Latin, from Greek delphinion larkspur, from delphis dolphin, referring to the shape of the nectary]

del•phin•i•um

(dɛlˈfɪn i əm)

n., pl. -i•ums, -i•a (-i ə)
any of numerous plants of the genus Delphinium, of the buttercup family, esp. any of various tall species having usu. blue, pink, or white flowers. Compare larkspur.
[1655–65; < New Latin < Greek delphinion larkspur, derivative of delphis (s. delphīn-) dolphin; so called from the shape of the nectary]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.delphinium - any plant of the genus Delphinium having palmately divided leaves and showy spikes of variously colored spurred flowersdelphinium - any plant of the genus Delphinium having palmately divided leaves and showy spikes of variously colored spurred flowers; some contain extremely poisonous substances
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Delphinium - large genus of chiefly perennial erect branching herbs of north temperate regions some poisonous
larkspur - any of numerous cultivated plants of the genus Delphinium
Translations

delphinium

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delphinium

[dɛlˈfɪniəm] n (= flower) → delphinium m

delphinium

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The giant poppies I had planted out in them in April have either died off or remained quite small, and so have the columbines; here and there a delphinium droops unwillingly, and that is all.
Iris and white lilies rose out of the grass in sheaves, and the green alcoves filled themselves with amazing armies of the blue and white flower lances of tall delphiniums or columbines or campanulas.
Snails are the other great enemy - they just love to munch on fresh delphinium foliage in spring and summer.
DELPHINIUM A MAGNIFICENT plant, the backbone of many an English herbaceous border or cottage garden, the delphinium stands tall, covered in flowers.
Now, / About what to put in your poem-painting," John Ashbery suggested, in a neighborly fashion, in an old poem: "Flowers are always nice, particularly delphinium.
Continue to deadhead plants such as Delphinium and Dahlias.
Their bouquets complemented the bride's, with smaller arrangements of blue hydrangeas, orange roses, and volken blue delphinium highlights.
Elsewhere around the league on the final week of action, Delphinium trounced Yarrow 4-0 (3,131-2,938) and Calla Lily swept Daffodil 4-0 (3,028-2,671), both in group one; and Carnation beat Tritoma 3-1 (3,126-3,023) in group two.
delphinium, peony, or clematis) benefit from support, so get plant cages, bamboo stakes, and trellises into the soil now.
to the right of us, the delphinium stem in the heart
One of the most rewarding buttercup family plants is the self-sowing annual larkspur or delphinium (Consolida ajacis).
At our study site, Inouye (1978) found that Bombus appositus Cresson more often visited Delphinium barbeyi Huth (mean corolla tube length = 13.