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 (ăk′wə-lē′jē-ə, -lē′jə)

[Medieval Latin aquilēgia.]
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(Plants) another name for columbine1
[C19: from Medieval Latin, of uncertain origin]
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(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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References in classic literature ?
"I couldna' say that there name," he said, pointing to one under which was written "Aquilegia," "but us calls that a columbine, an' that there one it's a snapdragon and they both grow wild in hedges, but these is garden ones an' they're bigger an' grander.
PERENNIALS FOR an eye-catching late spring and early summer flower, take a look at Aquilegia 'Black Barlow', which forms a low growing fern-like, grey-green mound with distinctive, pom-pom dark plum-purple, almost black flowers which develop in early spring and summer.
Aquilegia 'Black Barlow' Iris chrysographes BLACK is not a colour naturally associated with vibrant gardens, yet it can add drama to any outdoor space, setting off lighter colours and creating silhouettes and shadows.
OFFER of the week Brighten up your garden with colourful Aquilegia Winky Mixed.
AQUILEGIA 'Black Barlow' continues that rich dark theme and I have spread its dark purple pompom heads through the planting.
Some seeds, such as astrantia, foxglove, angelica, aquilegia, meconopsis, primula, delphinium and orlaya, can be planted straight away.
Collect seeds from aquilegia, and astrantia and cuttings of foxglove and fuchsias now to increase stocks for next year
Move self-sown plants such as aquilegia, foxgloves and primroses to where you'd like them to grow.
In particular, we analysed the influence of different pre-treatments on seed germination for Adonis distorta Ten., Androsace mathildae Levier, Aquilegia magellensis F.
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.