larkspur


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lark·spur

 (lärk′spûr′)
n.
2. Any of various annual plants of the genus Consolida of the buttercup family, closely related to and resembling the delphiniums and widely cultivated as ornamentals.

larkspur

(ˈlɑːkˌspɜː)
n
(Plants) any of various ranunculaceous plants of the genus Delphinium, with spikes of blue, pink, or white irregular spurred flowers
[C16: lark1 + spur]

lark•spur

(ˈlɑrkˌspɜr)

n.
any of several plants belonging to the genus Delphinium, of the buttercup family, characterized by the spur-shaped formation of the calyx and petals.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.larkspur - any of numerous cultivated plants of the genus Delphiniumlarkspur - any of numerous cultivated plants of the genus Delphinium
delphinium - any plant of the genus Delphinium having palmately divided leaves and showy spikes of variously colored spurred flowers; some contain extremely poisonous substances
Translations

larkspur

[ˈlɑːkspɜːʳ] Nespuela f de caballero

larkspur

nRittersporn m

larkspur

[ˈlɑːkˌspɜːʳ] ndelfinio
References in classic literature ?
I gather the larkspur Over the hillside, Blown mid the chaos Of boulder and bellbine; Hating the tyrant Who made me an outcast, Who of his leisure Now spares me no moment: Drinking the mountain spring, Shading at noon-day Under the cypress My limbs from the sun glare.
You see, I have been about horses ever since I was twelve years old, in hunting stables, and racing stables; and being small, ye see, I was jockey for several years; but at the Goodwood, ye see, the turf was very slippery and my poor Larkspur got a fall, and I broke my knee, and so of course I was of no more use there.
It was the arm of a Saxon goddess; but no immortal had that exquisite, homely naturalness; and Philip thought of a cottage garden with the dear flowers which bloom in all men's hearts, of the hollyhock and the red and white rose which is called York and Lancaster, and of love--in-a-mist and Sweet William, and honeysuckle, larkspur, and London Pride.
Beth had old-fashioned fragrant flowers in her garden, sweet peas and mignonette, larkspur, pinks, pansies, and southernwood, with chickweed for the birds and catnip for the pussies.
'She's coming!' cried the Larkspur. 'I hear her footstep, thump, thump, thump, along the gravel-walk!'
An' th' woman in th' shop threw in a packet o' white poppy an' one o' blue larkspur when I bought th' other seeds."
Round the semicircle on the south side of the little privet hedge two rows of annual larkspurs in all their delicate shades have been sown, and just beyond the larkspurs, on the grass, is a semicircle of standard tea and pillar roses.
Pence Construction is requesting bids for the construction of the Larkspur Community Center in Bend, OR.
Larkspur contains a powerful number of toxins: alkaloids such as delphinine, delphisine, delpinoidine, staphisagrine and aconitic acid.
The move-in ready homes now for sale are the Hyacinth, Larkspur and Waterleaf -- all ranches.
| IF the ground feels warm enough, you could sow directly annual seeds such as nigella and larkspur.