columbine
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin columbina, from Latin, feminine of columbinus like a dove, from columba dove; akin to Old High German holuntar elder tree, Greek kolymbos a small grebe, kelainos black Date: 14th century any of a genus (Aquilegia) of plants of the buttercup family with irregular showy spurred flowers: as a. a red-flowered plant (A. canadensis) of eastern North America b. a blue-flowered plant (A. caerulea) of the Rocky Mountains

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  • Columbine — steht für: Columbine (Colorado), eine Stadt im US Bundesstaat Colorado Columbine High School, eine Highschool in der Nähe von Littleton, Colorado, USA, in der das Schulmassaker von Littleton stattfand Bowling for Columbine, ein satirischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Columbine — Columbine, CO U.S. Census Designated Place in Colorado Population (2000): 24095 Housing Units (2000): 8800 Land area (2000): 6.638409 sq. miles (17.193399 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.130717 sq. miles (0.338556 sq. km) Total area (2000): 6.769126 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • columbine — c.1300, from O.Fr. columbine columbine, or directly from M.L. columbina, from L.L. columbina verbena, fem. of L. columbinus, lit. dove like, from columba dove. The inverted flower supposedly resembles a cluster of five doves. Also a fem. proper… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Columbine — Col um*bine, a. [L. columbinus, fr. columba dove.] Of or pertaining to a dove; dovelike; dove colored. Columbine innocency. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Columbine — f English: from Italian Colombitia, a diminutive of Colombo ‘dove’. In the tradition of the commedia dell arte this is the name of Harlequin s sweetheart. The modern name, however, was probably coined independently as one of the class of names… …   First names dictionary

  • Columbine — puede referirse a: Una ciudad de Colorado, Estados Unidos. El nombre de una escuela secundaria en el Condado de Jefferson, Colorado, Estados Unidos (cerca de Littleton), tristemente famosa por la matanza que tuvo lugar el 20 de abril de 1999. Los …   Wikipedia Español

  • Columbine — puede ser: ● Una ciudad de Colorado, Estados Unidos. ● El nombre de una escuela secundaria en el Condado de Jefferson, Colorado, Estados Unidos (cerca de Littleton), tristemente famosa por la matanza que tuvo lugar el 20 de abril de 1999, 110º… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Columbine — a character in old European plays, who is the woman ↑Harlequin loves …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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