i learned the lovely meaning of a word i already knew: columbine. like feline, canine, serpentine, and vulpine, it describes something as animal-like. the animal:
WHAT A SURPRISE, someone with an etsy shop called dove grey dawn would swoon over a word meaning ‘dovelike’? UNBELIEVABLE. but really, roll columbine off your tongue a few times and try to tell me it isn’t lyrical. no cellar door or bell jar, maybe, but lovely nonetheless.