Origin of columbineMiddle English and Old French from Medieval Latin columbina from Classical Latin columbinus, dovelike (see columbarium): the flower is thought to resemble a flock of doves
any of a genus (Aquilegia) of plants of the buttercup family, with dainty, spurred flowers of various colors
Rare of or like a dove
daughter of Pantaloon and sweetheart of Harlequin: a stock character in early pantomime
Origin of ColumbineItalian Colombina from Classical Latin columbina, feminine of columbinus, dovelike: see columbarium
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 .
Origin of columbineMiddle 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
From the Latin colombina herba (“dove-like plant”), the flower being likened to five clustered pigeons.
(comparative more columbine, superlative most columbine)
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