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larkspur

[lahrk-spur] /ˈlɑrkˌspɜr/
noun
1.
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
1570-1580
First recorded in 1570-80; lark1 + spur1

Larkspur

[lahrk-spur] /ˈlɑrkˌspɜr/
noun
1.
a town in W California.
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larkspur

/ˈlɑːkˌspɜː/
noun
1.
any of various ranunculaceous plants of the genus Delphinium, with spikes of blue, pink, or white irregular spurred flowers
Word Origin
C16: lark1 + spur
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Word Origin and History for larkspur
n.

type of plant, 1570s, from lark (n.) + spur (n.); so called from resemblance to the bird's large hind claws.

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