much love: columbine

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:

mourning dove, one of my favourites because of their song

mourning dove, one of my favourites because of their song

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.

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3 thoughts on “much love: columbine

  1. beautiful! i knew that the genus for some doves was ‘columba’ but i always thought of the flower when i heard columbine and never ever associated it with the bird! thank you for this. šŸ˜‰

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