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

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References in classic literature ?
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.
We're offering delphinium Pacific Giants, which can grow to 6ft (180cm) high and flower in beautiful hues of blue, pink, white and purple.
The tiny singer, 33, was partying aboard the HMS Delphinium in Cannes when she peered down to the lower deck - and spotted a drooling Phats, from dance act Phats and Small, enjoying the, ahem, view.
I have already planted lobelia, plumbago and delphinium.
THIS week's online offer consists of 10 Delphinium Mixed for only pounds 4.
Among these are a spring bedding plant called lineria, and the upright spikes of flowers such as delphinium and foxglove.
Convolvulus Ipomoea, Sweet Pea, Morning Glory, Borage, Lobelia, Viola, Salvia Patens, Nigella, Ageratum, Nemophila, Centaurea, Brachycome, Felicia, Anchusa, Campanula, Delphinium, Iris, Geranium, Veronica, Aconitum, Meconopsis, Gentian, Balloon Flower, Tradescantia, Scabious.
Johnsons have added Delphinium Annual Cloud Trio, a mix of airily informal delphiniums in blue and white to be grown as a hardy annual.
Can you imagine a delphinium with a yellow flower that looks like a cross between a miniature rose and a daisy?
I'm guessing it will be more traditional - and big - like the arrangements we did for his dad's inauguration, perhaps using large red roses, white orchids and lilies, and blue delphinium and hydrangea.
99, DOBBIES TROPICAL FLORAL CUSHION, PS10, TESCO ELIPSE SMALL SOFA IN FRASER TEAL WITH LIGHT LEGS, PS799, HOUSE BY JOHN LEWIS ARTIFICIAL DELPHINIUM, PS1.