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Columbine

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

A character in Italian commedia dell'arte, the mistress of Harlequin; the name comes via French from Italian Colombina, feminine of colombino ‘dovelike’, from colombo ‘dove’.

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Columbine Massacre

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 110 words.

On 20 April 1999 two teenagers ran amok in Columbine High School, Littleton, Colorado, killing 12 students and a teacher

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Columbine cup

Edited by Gordon Campbell.

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Art. 131 words.

The term ‘columbine’, which derives from the Latin columbinus (‘like a dove’), was used in a transferred sense both to

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Columbine cup

Edited by GORDON CAMPBELL.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 129 words.

The term ‘columbine’, which derives from the Latin columbinus (‘like a dove’), was used in a transferred sense both to

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Columbine cup

Edited by Gordon Campbell.

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design. 77 words.

Silver goblet shaped like a columbine flower. They were manufactured in Nuremberg in the 16th century (they were first mentioned

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Columbine cup

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

Silver goblet shaped like a columbine flower. They were manufactured in Nuremberg in the 16th century (they were first mentioned in 1513), often by candidates applying for admission to the...

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Columbine cup

Gordon Campbell.

in Grove Art Online

August 1996; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 86 words.

Silver goblet shaped like a columbine flower. They were manufactured in Nuremberg in the 16th century (they were first mentioned in 1513), often by candidates applying for admission to the...

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columbine / ~s <i>n</i>

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 11 words.

ˈkɤlǝmbǝɪn / -z

sp cullambine1 / columbines1

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Harlequin and Columbine

Ann Lawson Lucas.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 194 words.

Harlequin and Columbine are stock characters of the Italian Commedia dell'Arte, active—also outside Italy—from the High Renaissance until the 18th

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Columbine

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

A character in Italian commedia dell'arte, the mistress of Harlequin; the name comes via French from Italian Colombina, feminine of colombino ‘dovelike’, from colombo ‘dove’.

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Columbine

Overview page. Subjects: Opera.

(Leoncavallo: Pagliacci). See Nedda.

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columbine

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Any of c.100 species of perennial herbaceous plant native to cool climates of the Northern Hemisphere. They have five-petalled, spurred flowers and notched leaflets. Height: to 90cm (3ft)....

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Columbine

Patrick Hanks, Kate Hardcastle and Flavia Hodges.

in A Dictionary of First Names

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 67 words.

From Italian Colombina, a diminutive of Colomba ‘dove’. In the tradition of the commedia dell'arte this is the name

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Columbine

Joyce Bourne.

in A Dictionary of Opera Characters

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 6 words.

(Leoncavallo: Pagliacci). See Nedda.

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columbine

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 3 words.

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columbine

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

January 2012; p ublished online April 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 3 words.

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Columbine

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 54 words.

A stock character in old Italian comedy from c.1560 and transferred to English pantomime. She was the daughter

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columbine

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 82 words.

align, assign, benign, brine, chine, cline, combine, condign, confine, consign, dine, divine, dyne, enshrine, entwine, fine, frontline, hardline,

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columbine

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 82 words.

align, assign, benign, brine, chine, cline, combine, condign, confine, consign, dine, divine, dyne, enshrine, entwine, fine, frontline, hardline,

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Columbine

Phyllis Hartnoll and Peter Found.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 64 words.

young girl of the English harlequinade, daughter or ward of the old man Pantaloon and in love with Harlequin

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columbine

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 39 words.

dove-like. XIV. — (O)F. colombin, -ine — L. columbīnus, f. columba dove. As sb., name of plants.

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