aquilegia

[ ak-wuh-lee-jee-uh, ey-kwuh- ]
/ ˌæk wəˈli dʒi ə, ˌeɪ kwə- /

noun

any plant belonging to the genus Aquilegia, of the buttercup family, comprising the columbines.

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Origin of aquilegia

1570–80; <New Latin, Medieval Latin, variant of aquilēia columbine
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British Dictionary definitions for aquilegia

aquilegia
/ (ˌækwɪˈliːdʒɪə) /

noun

another name for columbine 1

Word Origin for aquilegia

C19: from Medieval Latin, of uncertain origin
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