larkspur

noun lark·spur \ ˈlärk-ˌspər \
|Updated on: 29 Jun 2018

Definition of larkspur

2 : any of the delphiniums that are annuals, have the upper two petals of the corolla united and the bottom two missing, are now often placed in a separate genus (Consolida), and include several widely cultivated forms

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First Known Use of larkspur

1578

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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LARKSPUR Defined for Kids

larkspur

noun lark·spur \ ˈlärk-ˌspər \

Definition of larkspur for Students

: a tall plant that is often grown for its stalks of showy blue, purple, pink, or white flowers

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larkspur

noun lark·spur \ ˈlärk-ˌspər \

medical Definition of larkspur

1 : delphinium 2
2 : the dried ripe seeds of a European plant of the genus Delphinium (D. ajacis) from which an acetic tincture is sometimes prepared for use against ectoparasites (as lice)

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