Columbine refers to flowers of the genus Aquilegia, also known as "granny's bonnets". It may also refer to:
- Columbine, an adjective describing birds of the family Columbidae (doves and pigeons), the original source of the word;
- Columbine (in Italian, Colombina) is a stock character in the Commedia dell'arte, Harlequin's mistress; or
- Columbine is a similar stock character in the related Harlequinade, part of the British genre of pantomime.
From these uses are derived:
- Stiboges nymphidia, a metalmark butterfly commonly known as the "columbine",
- Columbine, a racehorse, competitor in two Grand Nationals, finishing fifth in the 1842 Grand National,
- HMS Columbine, the name of seven ships of the Royal Navy,
- Columbine, a locomotive of the Grand Junction Railway,
- the Columbine, a passenger train operated by the Chicago & North Western and Union Pacific,
- Columbine II and Columbine III, the Lockheed Constellation presidential aircraft used by US president Dwight D. Eisenhower,
- "Columbine", a 1950 painting by Max Beckmann, and
- Columbine (album), an album by Danish singer-songwriter Aura Dione
Columbine, Colorado, named after the famous locomotive and train, was also the site of the
- Columbine Mine massacre, occurring during a 1927 strike by coal miners, and the
- Columbine High School massacre, a 1999 school shooting.
Inspired by the events at Columbine High School were:
- Bowling for Columbine, a 2002 film exploring the massacre and other violent acts in the United States, and
- Columbine (book), a 2009 Edgar-Award winning bestseller about the massacre.
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