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.
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.
The remains of Ms Conlon, 68, were discovered in her home in the Larkspur Rise area of West Belfast on October 6, but PSNI say they believe she may have died more than two years ago.
That is why it is so important we recognize and celebrate Larkspur Commons, a place that will provide a safe and affordable home for local hard-working Montanans for many years to come.
Larkspur Press: Forty Years of Making Letterpress Books in a Rural Kentucky Community 1974-2014
com)-- Jet-setters flying in and out of the Bay Area will find a rewarding offer at Larkspur Landing South San Francisco this season, one of the area's premier hotels which places guests just three miles from the San Francisco International Airport.
EVERY FRIDAY AFTERNOON in every classroom in Larkspur Community Primary School there's lots of creative craft, cooking, physical activity and art taking place around the school.
Peaking out from an unassuming hillside along a well-traveled road north of the Bay Area is one of California's most endangered plants, Baker's larkspur.