Columbic acid(Chem.), a weak acid derived from columbic or niobic oxide, Nb2O5; — called also niobic acid.

(Co*lum"bic), a. [From Columbo.] Pertaining to, or derived from, the columbo root.

Columbic acid(Chem.), an organic acid extracted from the columbo root as a bitter, yellow, amorphous substance.

(Co*lum"bi*er) n. See Colombier.

(Col"um*bif"er*ous) a. [Columbium + -ferous.] Producing or containing columbium.

(Co*lum"bin) n. (Chem.) A white, crystalline, bitter substance. See Calumbin.

(Col"um*bine) a. [L. columbinus, fr. columba dove.] Of or pertaining to a dove; dovelike; dove- colored. "Columbine innocency." Bacon.

(Col"um*bine), n. [LL. columbina, L. columbinus dovelike, fr. columba dove: cf. F. colombine. Perh. so called from the beaklike spurs of its flowers.]

1. (Bot.) A plant of several species of the genus Aquilegia; as, A. vulgaris, or the common garden columbine; A. Canadensis, the wild red columbine of North America.

Columba to Combinable

(Co*lum"ba) n. (Med.) See Calumba.

(||Co*lum"bæ) n. pl.; [L. columba pigeon.] (Zoöl.) An order of birds, including the pigeons.

(||Col`um*ba"ri*um) n.; pl. L. Columbaria (#) [L. See Columbary.] (Rom. Antiq.) (a) A dovecote or pigeon house. (b) A sepulchral chamber with niches for holding cinerary urns.

(Col"um*ba*ry) n.; pl. Columbaries [L. columbarium, fr. columba a dove.] A dovecote; a pigeon house. Sir T. Browne.

(Co*lum"bate) n. [Cf. F. colombate. See Columbium.] (Chem.) A salt of columbic acid; a niobate. See Columbium.

Columbatz fly
(Co*lum"batz fly`) [From Kolumbatz, a mountain in Germany.] (Zoöl.) See Buffalo fly, under Buffalo.

(||Col`um*bel"la) n. [NL., dim. of L. columba a dove. So called from a fancied resemblance in color and form, of some species.] (Zoöl.) A genus of univalve shells, abundant in tropical seas. Some species, as Columbella mercatoria, were formerly used as shell money.

(Co*lum"bi*a) n. America; the United States; — a poetical appellation given in honor of Columbus, the discoverer. Dr. T. Dwight.

(Co*lum"bi*ad) n. [From Columbia the United States.] (Mil.) A form of seacoast cannon; a long, chambered gun designed for throwing shot or shells with heavy charges of powder, at high angles of elevation.

Since the War of 1812 the Columbiad has been much modified, especially by General Rodman, and the improved form now used in seacoast defense is often called the Rodman gun.

(Co*lum"bi*an) a. [From Columbia.] Of or pertaining to the United States, or to America.

(Co*lum"bic) a. [From Columbium.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or containing, columbium or niobium; niobic.

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