Definition of Larkspur

1. Noun. Any of numerous cultivated plants of the genus Delphinium.

Generic synonyms: Delphinium



Definition of Larkspur

1. n. A genus of ranunculaceous plants (Delphinium), having showy flowers, and a spurred calyx. They are natives of the North Temperate zone. The commonest larkspur of the gardens is D. Consolida. The flower of the bee larkspur (D. elatum) has two petals bearded with yellow hairs, and looks not unlike a bee.

Definition of Larkspur

1. Noun. A tall robust flowering plant with many purplish-blue flowers. Scientific name: ''Delphinium glaucum.'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Larkspur

1. a flowering plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Larkspur

1. A genus of ranunculaceous plants (Delphinium), having showy flowers, and a spurred calyx. They are natives of the North Temperate zone. The commonest larkspur of the gardens is D. Consolida. The flower of the bee larkspur (D. Elatum) has two petals bearded with yellow hairs, and looks not unlike a bee. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Larkspur

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larked
larker
larkers
larkier
larkiest
larkily
larkiness
larkinesses
larking
larkings
larkish
larklike
larks
larksome
larkspur (current term)
larkspurs
larky
larmier
larmiers
larmor radius
larn
larnakes
larnax
larned
larnin
larning
larnite
larnites
larns

Literary usage of Larkspur

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1. Western Grazing Grounds and Forest Ranges: A History of the Live-stock by Will Croft Barnes (1913)
"larkspur (Delphinium).—This plant probably comes next to loco in its ravages among stockmen's herds. The losses are confined almost entirely to cattle, ..."

2. Lawns and Gardens: How to Plant and Beautify the Home Lot, the Pleasure by Nils Jönsson-Rose (1897)
"larkspur, Delphinium.—Large perennial, biennial, or annual herbs from one to six feet high, with palmately divided foliage, and racemes or panicles of showy ..."

3. The Melody of Earth: An Anthology of Garden and Nature Poems from Present by Gertrude Moore Richards (1918)
"(She among the roses, I among the larkspur, TA DALY Bob-white, warbler, meadowlark, ... I snipped off a larkspur blossom of china-blue And held it, ..."

4. The Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Perennials by Loudon (Jane) (1843)
"The flower of the larkspur exhibits some of those strange anomalies in its construction which are so often found in plants belonging to the order ..."

5. Flora Domestica, Or, The Portable Flower-garden: With Directions for the by Elizabeth Kent, Leigh Hunt (1831)
"THE Branching or Wild larkspur grows naturally in many parts of Europe: it varies ... Linnaeus and some others are of opinion that the larkspur is the ..."

6. 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 the outer epidermis and ... 127- Field larkspur (Dd- 1S 01 longitudinally ..."

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