There are 2 definitions of Columbine in English:

Columbine

Syllabification: Co·lum·bine
Pronunciation: /ˈkäləmˌbīn
 
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  • A character in Italian commedia dell’arte, the mistress of Harlequin.

Origin

from French Colombine, from Italian Colombina, feminine of colombino 'dovelike', from colombo 'dove'.

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There are 2 definitions of Columbine in English:

columbine

Syllabification: co·lum·bine
Pronunciation: /ˈkäləmˌbīn
 
/

noun

  • An aquilegia with long-spurred flowers.
    • Genus Aquilegia, family Ranunculaceae: several species, including the white-flowered Colorado blue columbine (A. coerulea) with blue sepals, and the red-flowered A. canadensis
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    • Other gardeners prefer to interplant them with spring flowers such as columbines, daisies, dianthus, Iceland poppies, lupines, and peonies.
    • Other wildflowers are common Solomon's seal, false Solomon's seal, two kinds of golden bellworts, hepatica, wild columbine, monkshood, bloodroot, toothwort, and wild ginger.
    • The mound, from base to crown, was cloaked in flowers; in monkshood, columbine, goldenrod, blazingstar and others.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French colombine, from medieval Latin colombina (herba) 'dovelike (plant)', from Latin columba 'dove' (from the supposed resemblance of the flower to a cluster of five doves).

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Word of the day grotesquerie
Pronunciation: grəʊˈtɛskəri
noun
grotesque quality or grotesque things collectively