A shade of blue, named for the flowers.
A taxonomic genus within the family Ranunculaceae — a few hundred species of annual, biennial or perennial flowering plants, including popular garden plants, such as delphinium.
Other Word Forms of Delphinium
Origin of Delphinium
New Latin Delphinium genus name from Greek delphinion larkspur probably diminutive of delphīs delphīn- dolphin (from the shape of the nectary)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Ancient Greek δελφίς (delphis, “dolphin”) because of their flower shape, thought to resemble a back of a dolphin. Named by botanist Carl von Linnaeus (1707-1778).
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