See also: Colombina

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ko.lomˈbi.na/, [kol̺omˈbiːn̺ä]
  • Rhymes: -ina
  • Hyphenation: co‧lom‧bì‧na

Etymology 1Edit

colomba (dove) +‎ -ina (diminutive suffix)

NounEdit

colombina f (plural colombine)

  1. Diminutive of colomba: young or small dove
  2. (figuratively) A young woman who fakes naivety and ingenuousness.
  3. A dove-shaped skyrocket that runs along a rope setting off fireworks during the celebrations of Easter Sunday in Florence.
  4. A dove-shaped sort of sweet Easter focaccia bread, sometimes with a hard-boiled egg in the middle.
  5. A semolina-based preparation used as an appetizer.
  6. (historical, regional) Name of various coins with doves or other similar birds depicted on them

Etymology 2Edit

Noun use of the feminine form of the adjective colombino (of a dove, dovish).

NounEdit

colombina f (plural colombine)

  1. (uncountable) pigeon dung (used as fertilizer)
  2. (uncountable) blue limestone
    Synonyms: palombino, pietra palombina
  3. (botany, regional) Synonym of coridale
  4. Name of several varieties of apples
  5. Name of several varieties of mushrooms

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

AdjectiveEdit

colombina

  1. Feminine singular of adjective colombino.

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kolomˈbina/, [kolõmˈbina]

AdjectiveEdit

colombina f

  1. Feminine singular of adjective colombino.