any of numerous plants of the genus Delphinium, especially any of various tall, cultivated species having usually blue, pink, or white flowers.
- Compare larkspur.
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How to use delphinium in a sentence
On either side of the delphinium have clumps of about a dozen Lilium candidum, which bloom at the same time.
Good-sized roots of the delphinium formosum, lovely dark blue, are a dollar and twenty-five cents a dozen.
There is a horrid small white worm which attacks the roots of the delphinium, and gives no sign until you see the plant dying.
As I have said before, the delphinium blossoms at the same time as Lilium candidum, and should be planted near by.
As the lilies faded and the delphinium grew old and went to seed, the old stalks were cut away.
British Dictionary definitions for delphinium
any ranunculaceous plant of the genus Delphinium: many varieties are cultivated as garden plants for their spikes of blue, pink, or white spurred flowers: See also larkspur
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