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columbine


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Columbine  \Col"um*bine\,  a.  [L.  columbinus  fr  columba  dove.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  dove;  dovelike;  dove-colored. 
  ``Columbine  innocency.''  --Bacon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  {A.  vulgaris},  or  the  common  garden 
  columbine;  {A.  Canadensis},  the  wild  red  columbine  of 
  North  America. 
 
  2.  The  mistress  or  sweetheart  of  Harlequin  in  pantomimes. 
  --Brewer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  columbine 
  n  :  a  plant  of  the  genus  Aquilegia  having  irregular  showy 
  spurred  flowers;  north  temperate  regions  especially 
  mountains  [syn:  {aquilegia},  {aquilege}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Columbine,  CO  (CDP,  FIPS  16110) 
  Location:  39.58790  N,  105.06879  W 
  Population  (1990):  23969  (8112  housing  units) 
  Area:  16.6  sq  km  (land),  0.3  sq  km  (water) 




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