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

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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.
She gathered valuable feedback during her visits to local GP practices in North Shropshire to help develop Delphinium, a new not-for-profit virtual assistant service.
Sow perennials Many hardy herbaceous perennials such as aquilegia, delphinium, geum, lupins, helenium and viscaria can be sown now for an early display of colour next year.
Plant swathes of lupins, foxglove, delphinium and hollyhock close by in beds and borders, plus climbers such as honeysuckle and wisteria to cover fences.
| DELPHINIUM cuttings can be taken if you have sufficient growth - longer cuttings tend to flop over, so now's a good time.
Snails are the other great enemy - they just love to munch on fresh delphinium foliage in spring and summer.
"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." And so he gave Elaine Scarry part of the subtitle, if not the seed, for her ravishing essay "Imagining Flowers: Perceptual Mimesis (Particularly Delphinium)." I found a photocopy of the essay underneath a window in an exhibition of Heike-Karin Foll's subtle, disarming works at the (aptly named) Elaine project space in Basel.
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.
Tall, bushy, and vining plants (e.g., delphinium, peony, or clematis) benefit from support, so get plant cages, bamboo stakes, and trellises into the soil now.