delphinium

[del-fin-ee-uhm]
noun, plural delphiniums, delphinia [del-fin-ee-uh] .
any of numerous plants of the genus Delphinium, especially any of various tall, cultivated species having usually blue, pink, or white flowers.
Compare larkspur.


Origin:
1655–65; < Neo-Latin < Greek delphī́nion larkspur, derivative of delphī́s (stem delphīn-) dolphin; so called from the shape of the nectary

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delphinium (dɛlˈfɪnɪəm)
 
n , pl -iums, -ia
See also larkspur any ranunculaceous plant of the genus Delphinium: many varieties are cultivated as garden plants for their spikes of blue, pink, or white spurred flowers
 
[C17: New Latin, from Greek delphinion larkspur, from delphisdolphin, referring to the shape of the nectary]

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Tall larkspurs have a spurred blue flower, similar to that of garden delphinium.
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