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columbine

Definitions of columbine
  1. noun
    a plant of the genus Aquilegia having irregular showy spurred flowers; north temperate regions especially mountains
    synonyms: aquilege, aquilegia
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    types:
    Aquilegia canadensis, honeysuckle, meeting house
    columbine of eastern North America having long-spurred red flowers
    Aquilegia caerulea, Aquilegia scopulorum calcarea, blue columbine
    columbine of the Rocky Mountains having long-spurred blue flowers
    Aquilegia vulgaris, granny's bonnets
    common European columbine having variously colored (white or blue to purple or red) short-spurred flowers; naturalized in United States
    type of:
    flower
    a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
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