Definition of Delphinium

1. Noun. Any plant of the genus Delphinium having palmately divided leaves and showy spikes of variously colored spurred flowers; some contain extremely poisonous substances.

Generic synonyms: Flower
Group relationships: Genus Delphinium
Specialized synonyms: Larkspur



Definition of Delphinium

1. Noun. A cultivated plant, belonging to the genus ''Delphinium'', with tall blue-colored spikes containing flowers. ¹

2. Noun. A shade of blue, named for the flowers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Delphinium

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Delphinium

delousers
delouses
delousing
delph
delphi technique
delphian node
delphically
delphin
delphine
delphinia
delphinic
delphinidin
delphinidins
delphinine
delphinion
delphinium (current term)
delphiniums
delphinoid
delphinoidea
delphinus
delphs
delrioite
dels
delt
delta(1)-tetrahydrocannabinolic acid synthase
delta(5)-3 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase
delta(8)-delta(7)-sterol isomerase
delta-(alpha-aminoadipyl)cysteinylvalinedisulfide reductase
delta-1-piperideine-6-carboxylate dehydrogenase

Literary usage of Delphinium

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1. A Contribution to Our Knowledge of Seedlings by John Lubbock (1896)
"Seedling of delphinium elatum FIG. 104.—Seedling of delphinium Two-thirds nat. size. ... Seedling of delphinium FIG. 106.—Seedling of Cordia sub- nudicaule. ..."

2. The Microscopy of Vegetable Foods: With Special Reference to the Detection by Andrew Lincoln Winton, Josef Moeller, Kate Grace Barber Winton (1916)
"The characteristic tissues of the field larkspur (delphinium Con- solida L.) are ... In this species (delphinium Staphysagria L.) the brown walls of the ..."

3. The Floral Cabinet and Magazine of Exotic Botany by George Beauchamp Knowles, Frederic Westcott (1837)
"delphinium divaricatum. Ledebour. This beautiful annual is a native of ... It appears to be nearly allied to delphinium consolida, if we examine the ..."

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