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col·um·bine

 (kŏl′əm-bīn′)
n.
Any of various perennial herbs of the genus Aquilegia in the buttercup family, native to northern temperate regions and cultivated for their showy, variously colored flowers that have petals with long hollow spurs. Also called aquilegia.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin columbīna, from feminine of Latin columbīnus, dovelike (from the resemblance of the inverted flower to a cluster of doves), from columba, dove.]
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columbine

(ˈkɒləmˌbaɪn)
n
(Plants) any plant of the ranunculaceous genus Aquilegia, having purple, blue, yellow, or red flowers with five spurred petals. Also called: aquilegia
[C13: from Medieval Latin columbīna herba dovelike plant, from Latin columbīnus dovelike, from the resemblance of the flower to a group of doves]

columbine

(ˈkɒləmˌbaɪn)
adj
(Animals) of, relating to, or resembling a dove
[C14: from Old French colombin, from Latin columbīnus dovelike, from columba dove]

Columbine

(ˈkɒləmˌbaɪn)
n
1. (Theatre) (originally) the character of a servant girl in commedia dell'arte
2. (Theatre) (later) the sweetheart of Harlequin in English pantomime
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col•um•bine

(ˈkɒl əmˌbaɪn)

n.
1. a plant, Aquilegia caerula, of the buttercup family, having showy flowers with white to blue sepals that form long, backward spurs.
2. any of various other plants of the genus Aquilegia, having showy flowers of various colors.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Medieval Latin columbīna (herba) dovelike (plant)]

Col•um•bine

(ˈkɒl əmˌbaɪn)

n.
a female character in commedia dell'arte and pantomime: sweetheart of Harlequin.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.columbine - a plant of the genus Aquilegia having irregular showy spurred flowerscolumbine - 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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Translations
akeleie

Columbine

[ˈkɒləmbaɪn] NColumbina

columbine

[ˈkɒləmbaɪn] Naguileña f
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columbine

n (Bot) → Akelei f
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columbine

[ˈkɒləmˌbaɪn] naquilegia
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