- any of several plants belonging to the genera Delphinium and Consolida, of the buttercup family, characterized by the spur-shaped formation of the calyx and petals.
Origin of larkspur
- a town in W California.
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Examples from the Web for larkspur
GWS would make the trip to Vail just for the open kitchen and stellar service of Larkspur.Vail, Colorado: Skier's Paradise
January 15, 2011
Tincture of larkspur, or an ointment made from the seeds, may also be used.The Mother and Her Child
William S. Sadler
"I see just the colour of my larkspur in the rainbow," said Rhoda.The Book of Stories for the Storyteller
Fanny E. Coe
He jumped to his feet as Rebecca Mary and Peter rounded the larkspur.Rebecca's Promise
Frances R. Sterrett
Koswell and Larkspur are bad eggs—and if they can drag you down with them they will do it.
“I suppose he is thinking of Koswell and Larkspur,” said Dick.
- any of various ranunculaceous plants of the genus Delphinium, with spikes of blue, pink, or white irregular spurred flowers
C16: lark 1 + spur
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Word Origin and History for larkspur
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