Etymology
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columbine (n.)

popular name of a garden flower, c. 1300, from Old French columbine "columbine," or directly from Medieval Latin columbina, from Late Latin columbina "verbena," fem. of Latin columbinus, literally "dove-like," from columba "dove." The inverted flower supposedly resembles a cluster of five doves. Also a fem. proper name; in Italian comedy, the name of the mistress of Harlequin.

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Definitions of columbine

columbine (n.)
a plant of the genus Aquilegia having irregular showy spurred flowers; north temperate regions especially mountains;
Synonyms: aquilegia / aquilege
From wordnet.princeton.edu