An example of an aquilegia, the columbine.
columbine definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French ; from Midieval Latin columbina ; from Classical Latin columbinus, dovelike (see columbarium): the flower is thought to resemble a flock of doves
Origin: Italian Colombina ; from Classical Latin columbina, feminine of columbinus, dovelike: see columbarium
columbine definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle 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.