- any of numerous plants of the genus Delphinium, especially any of various tall, cultivated species having usually blue, pink, or white flowers.
Origin of delphinium
1655–65; < New Latin < Greek delphī́nion larkspur, derivative of delphī́s (stem delphīn-) dolphin; so called from the shape of the nectary
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Shortly after this the Lacedaemonians captured Delphinium and Eion.Hellenica
In the Delphinium, the upper sepal is prolonged into a spur.Everyday Objects
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Delphinium and Hollyhock and some others do not thrive in this section.Beautiful Gardens in America
On the other hand, suppose you were to attend a meeting of peony, delphinium, or dahlia growers.
Now, are the problems of those who are interested in nuts more like those of the peach or the delphinium grower?
- any ranunculaceous plant of the genus Delphinium: many varieties are cultivated as garden plants for their spikes of blue, pink, or white spurred flowersSee also larkspur
C17: New Latin, from Greek delphinion larkspur, from delphis dolphin, referring to the shape of the nectary
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