aquilegia

aquilegia

[ak-wuh-lee-jee-uh, ey-kwuh-]
noun
any plant belonging to the genus Aquilegia, of the buttercup family, comprising the columbines.

Origin:
1570–80; < Neo-Latin, Medieval Latin, variant of aquilēia columbine

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aquilegia (ˌækwɪˈliːdʒɪə)
 
n
another name for columbine
 
[C19: from Medieval Latin, of uncertain origin]

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