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20:50 Sep 16, 2000
Latin to English translations [PRO]
Latin term or phrase: delphi nium
used as an e-mail name
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English translation:see below
Explanation:
2 words or 1 word? if it's one word, delphinium, it's the name of a flower.

Tall Wood Larkspur
or
Mountain Delphinium
Delphinium occidentale

The name "delphinium" means "dolphin flower", because of the shape of the bud. This plant grows three or four feet tall, and is very beautiful and showy. It has dark purple blossoms.
Another species, the Low Larkspur (Delphinium nelsoni), grows lower down on the foothills. It is a smaller plant. Its blossoms are similar, but are a lighter color. Both species are poisonous to cattle.

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Explanation:
2 words or 1 word? if it's one word, delphinium, it's the name of a flower.

Tall Wood Larkspur
or
Mountain Delphinium
Delphinium occidentale

The name "delphinium" means "dolphin flower", because of the shape of the bud. This plant grows three or four feet tall, and is very beautiful and showy. It has dark purple blossoms.
Another species, the Low Larkspur (Delphinium nelsoni), grows lower down on the foothills. It is a smaller plant. Its blossoms are similar, but are a lighter color. Both species are poisonous to cattle.



Laura Gentili
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4 hrs
larkspur


Explanation:
It should be one word - at least if it is to have a meaning, but then who says that an email address must?

A delphinium is a flower. Its Latin name, which is derived from the Greek word for dolphin, due to the flower's resemblance to a dolphin's head, is in common use among those who are interested in gardening. At least I knew it from my Agatha Christie reading.

Nevertheless, it does have an English name: larkspur. There are the Tall Larkspur, the Low Larkspur, the Menzies Larkspur ... and probably more.

There is a delphinium picture gallery at the address below.


    Reference: http://www.delphinium.co.nz/gallery.htm
Randi Stenstrop
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Native speaker of: Native in DanishDanish
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