larkspur definition

  • noun:
    • See delphinium.
    • Any plant of genus Delphinium or Consolida
    • In particular, a tall robust flowering plant with several purplish-blue flowers, Delphinium glaucum.
    • A genus of ranunculaceous plants (Delphinium), having showy flowers, and a spurred calyx. They have been natives of the North Temperate zone. The commonest larkspur of home gardens is Delphinium Consolida. The flower of the bee larkspur (Delphinium elatum) has actually two petals bearded with yellowish hairs, and seems perhaps not unlike a bee.
    • Any plant for the genus Delphinium: so-called through the spur-shaped development of calyx and petals.
    • any of many cultivated plants of the genus Delphinium

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