Meaning of “columbine” in the English Dictionary

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"columbine" in British English

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columbinenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒl.əm.baɪn/ us /ˈkɑː.ləm.baɪn/

Examples from literature

  • Here I found my first columbine, the beautiful flower that is the emblem of Colorado. 
  • The columbine stands tall and still on those green slopes of shadowy grass. 
  • The most exquisite and finest of these columbines hid in the shaded nooks, star-sweet in the silent gloom of the woods. 
  • There's some big clumps o' columbine in th' garden. 
  • Without speaking she had run ahead to pick the white and blue columbines and pink roses. 

(Definition of “columbine” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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