aquilegia

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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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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