What does columbine mean?

Definitions for columbineˈkɒl əmˌbaɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. columbine, aquilegia, aquilege(noun)

    a plant of the genus Aquilegia having irregular showy spurred flowers; north temperate regions especially mountains


  1. columbine(Noun)

    Any plant of the genus Aquilegia, having distinctive bell-shaped flowers with spurs on each petal.

  2. columbine(Adjective)

    pertaining to a dove or pigeon

  3. Origin: Old French columbin (French columbin), from Latin columbinus, from columba ‘dove, pigeon’. In the noun sense, from Latin colombina herba ‘dove-like plant’, the flower being likened to five clustered pigeons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Columbine(adj)

    of or pertaining to a dove; dovelike; dove-colored

  2. Columbine(noun)

    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

  3. Columbine(noun)

    the mistress or sweetheart of Harlequin in pantomimes

  4. Origin: [LL. columbina, L. columbinus dovelike, fr. columba dove: cf. F. colombine. Perh. so called from the beaklike spurs of its flowers.]


  1. Columbine

    Columbine is a census-designated place in Arapahoe and Jefferson Counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. Located mostly in Jefferson County, it lies immediately west of Littleton. The population was 24,280 at the 2010 census. Columbine High School, made infamous by two senior students named Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold in the April 20, 1999 massacre, is located in the Columbine CDP. The ZIP code for the community is 80128.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Columbine

    kol′um-bīn, adj. of or like a dove: dove-coloured.—n. a genus of plants (Aquilegia) having five coloured sepals, which soon fall off, and five petals, each terminating below in a horn-shaped spur or nectary: in pantomimes, the sweetheart of Harlequin (q.v.).—ns. Columbā′rium, a dovecot or pigeon-house: one of the niches or pigeon-holes in a particular kind of sepulchral chamber in which the urns containing the ashes of dead bodies burned were deposited; Col′umbary, a pigeon-house or dovecot. [L. columba, a dove.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of columbine in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of columbine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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