from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A plant of the genus Delphinium, especially any of several tall cultivated varieties having palmate leaves and long racemes of showy, variously colored spurred flowers. Also called larkspur.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A cultivated plant, belonging to the genus Delphinium, with tall blue-colored spikes containing flowers.
- n. A shade of blue, named for the flowers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An extensive genus of the natural order Ranunculaceæ, consisting of annual or perennial herbaceous plants, with usually blue, purple, or white flowers.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any plant of the genus Delphinium having palmately divided leaves and showy spikes of variously colored spurred flowers; some contain extremely poisonous substances
 The delphinium flower resembles the bottle-like nose of a dolphin; as a result, delphinium comes from the Greek word delphis, meaning "dolphin."
So there in the conservatory, the dandelion has a place of honor among lupines and delphinium, lilies and tulips, ferns, hydrangeas and a fruiting grapevine.
Poke fake delphiniums into real delphinium foliage, or delphinium-like plants growing in a natural position, not scrunched together in a bouquet.
The year of the delphinium … at least in my garden
He used delphinium and white garden roses for the Met's Americanwing opening dinner.
The Duke manse is beautiful, and it was decorated with a blue carpet, blue hydrangeas, Scottish thistle, delphinium and peonies to accent the silver, blue and white collection, designed by the fashion house's creative director Massimiliano Giornetti, who has quite a few consonants in his name.
The 'Blue Mirror' delphinium can handle more heat than traditional delphiniums, but does better if it's given some protection from hot afternoon sun.
We squat at the top of the property, among the delphinium and yucca and lupine and soon-to-be scorching stones.
Ellen watched as a fat bumble bee tracked its way first up and then down the pollen-heavy head of a delphinium, ensuring its bloom would soon be gone.
I held the bouquet of delphinium and other spring blossoms in my arms and breathed deeply of their sweet scent.
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