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Meaning of columbine

col•um•bine

Pronunciation: (kol'um-bīn"), [key]
— n.
  1. a plant, Aquilegia caerula, of the buttercup family, having showy flowers with white petals and white to blue sepals that form long, backward spurs: the state flower of Colorado.
  2. any of various other plants of the genus Aquilegia, characterized by divided leaves and showy flowers of various colors.

col•um•bine

Pronunciation: (kol'um-bīn", -bin), [key]
— adj.
  1. of a dove.
  2. dovelike; dove-colored.

Col•um•bine

Pronunciation: (kol'um-bīn"), [key]
— n.
  1. a female character in commedia dell'arte and pantomime: sweetheart of Harlequin.
  2. a female given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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