Aquilegia vulgaris


Aquilegia vulgaris
Columbine Col"um*bine, n. [LL. columbina, L. columbinus dovelike, fr. columba dove: cf. F. colombine. Perh. so called from the beaklike spurs of its flowers.] 1. (Bot.) A plant of several species of the genus {Aquilegia}; as, {Aquilegia vulgaris}, or the common garden columbine; {Aquilegia Canadensis}, the wild red columbine of North America. [1913 Webster]

2. The mistress or sweetheart of Harlequin in pantomimes. --Brewer. [1913 Webster]


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