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delphinium, from the dolphin;

Original French:  Delphinium, au Daulphin:

Modern French:  Delphinium, au Daulphin:


Among the plants named by similitude.


Notes

Delphinium

Dioscor. iii. 84.

François Rabelais [ca. 1483–1553]
Gargantua and Pantagruel
William Francis Smith [1842–1919], translator
London, 1893

delphinium

Δελφίνιον (Dioscoride, III, 84) de δελφιζ, dauphin, allusion à la forme du sépal supérieur. Delphinium Ajacis, L., du Midi, or D. consolida, L., vulg. pied d’alouette?

François Rabelais [ca. 1483–1553]
Oeuvres. Tome Cinquieme: Tiers Livre
p. 355
Abel Lefranc [1863-1952], editor
Paris: Librairie Ancienne Honoré Champion, 1931
Archive.org

delphinium

delphinium
delphinium

Eudicots of Orange County, California
University of California, Irvine

delphinium

delphinium. [Latin Delphinium, adopted from Greek delfinion larkspur (Dioscorides), diminutive of delfin dolphin (so named from the form of the nectary).]

A genus of plants, N.O. Ranunculaceæ, with handsome flowers of irregular form, comprising the common larkspur and many other species. The name is in ordinary horticultural use for the cultivated species and varieties.

1664 John Evelyn Kalendarium hortense (1729) 200 Sow divers Annuals… as double marigold, Digitalis, Delphinium.


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Posted 23 January 2013. Modified 14 January 2017.

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