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ˈkɒl əmˌbaɪncolumbine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. columbine, aquilegia, aquilegenoun

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


  1. columbinenoun

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

  2. columbineadjective

    pertaining to a dove or pigeon

  3. Etymology: 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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Columbinenoun

    A plant with leaves like the meadow rue. the flowers are pendulous, and of an anomalous figure: the pistil of the flower becomes a membranaceous fruit, consisting of many pods, each containing many shining black seeds. Philip Miller

    Etymology: columbina, Latin.

    Columbines are of several sorts and colours. They flower in the end of May, when few other flowers shew themselves. John Mortimer, Husbandry.

  2. Columbinenoun

    A kind of violet colour, or changeable dove colour. Dict.

    Etymology: columbina, Latin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Columbineadjective

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

  2. Columbinenoun

    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. Columbinenoun

    the mistress or sweetheart of Harlequin in pantomimes

  4. Etymology: [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

Examples of Columbine in a Sentence

  1. Laura Farber:

    We Are Columbine. be selfish.

  2. Caren Teves:

    I mean, look at all the Columbine victims. Does anyone even remember their names and faces anymore?

  3. John McDonald:

    Were used to threats, frankly, at Columbine, this one felt different. It was different. It certainly had our attention.

  4. John McDonald:

    We know that Columbine continues to attract people from around the world, we're not a place to come visit if you're not a student. If you don't have business there. We're not a tourist attraction and we're not a place for you to come and gain inspiration.

  5. Ashley Soriano/Fox News:

    We learned from Columbine that we had to do a more effective job of getting in to get to where the shooter was, not just to stop the shooting, but also to look for opportunities to save people who might be injured and bleeding out.

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