columbo

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n columbo any of various tall perennial herbs constituting the genus Frasera; widely distributed in warm dry upland areas of California, Oregon, and Washington
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Columbo (Med) See Calumba.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n columbo The root of Jateorrhiza Calumba (J. palmata), a menispermaceous plant of southeastern Africa, cultivated in some African and East Indian islands. The columbo of commerce consists of thick circular disks, an inch or two in diameter and depressed in the middle, cut from the root, the taste of which is persistently bitter and slightly aromatic. It is much used in medicine as a mild tonic. A false columboroot is furnished by Coscinium fenestratum, a menispermaceous plant of Ceylon. Also written calumba, colomba, columba.
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

Trincomale and Columbo are its other great towns.
"The World of Waters" by Mrs. David Osborne
At this time sickness attacked the garrison of Columbo, and threatened to do more for Raju than all his force had been able to effect.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume VI" by Robert Kerr
In the island of Ceylon, the Portuguese possess the city and fort of Columbo, with those of Manaar, Gale, and others.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume VII" by Robert Kerr
The entire fall through the year more equably distributed at Columbo.
"Ceylon; an Account of the Island Physical, Historical, and Topographical with Notices of Its Natural History, Antiquities and Productions, Volume 1 (of 2)" by James Emerson Tennent
And their Reception there; and at the Island Manaar, until their Embarking for Columbo.
"An Historical Relation Of The Island Ceylon In The East Indies" by Robert Knox
I should like the gift of America to be called the AMERIGO, the COLUMBO, or the WASHINGTON.
"At Home And Abroad" by Margaret Fuller Ossoli
Columbo, India, 100, 101.
"A Canadian Manor and Its Seigneurs" by George M. Wrong
We then passed on to Columbo, the capital of the island.
"The Lieutenant and Commander" by Basil Hall
Columbo, Juan Antonio, despatched to Espanola, 321.
"The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503" by Various
Christopher Columbo, or Columbus, was born in the city of Genoa, about the year 1436.
"The Boy's Book of Heroes" by Helena Peake
***

In poetry:

T. I therefore weep Columbo dead,
My hopes bereaved, my pleasures fled;
I therefore must for ever moan
My dear Columbo, dead and gone.
"The Turtle And Sparrow. An Elegiac Tale" by Matthew Prior
Columbo is no more: ye floods,
Bear the sad sound to distant woods;
The sound let echo's voice restore,
And say, Columbo is no more.
Ye floods, ye woods, ye echoes, moan
My dear Columbo, dead and gone.
"The Turtle And Sparrow. An Elegiac Tale" by Matthew Prior
S. Our winged friends through all the grove
Contemn thy mad excess of love:
I tell thee, Dame, the other day,
I met a parrot and a jay,
Who mock'd thee in their mimic tone,
And wept Columbo, dead and hone.
"The Turtle And Sparrow. An Elegiac Tale" by Matthew Prior
The Dryads all forsook the wood,
And mournful Naiads round me stood,
The tripping Fawns and Fairies came,
All conscious of our mutual flame,
To sigh for him, with me to moan,
My dear Columbo, dead and gone.
"The Turtle And Sparrow. An Elegiac Tale" by Matthew Prior
Weep, all ye streams, ye mountains, groan;
I mourn Columbo, dead and gone; Still let my tender grief complain,
Nor day nor night that grief restrain; I said, and Venus still replied,
Columbo and Adonis died.
"The Turtle And Sparrow. An Elegiac Tale" by Matthew Prior
Stretch'd on the bier Columbo lies,
Pale are his cheeks, and closed his eyes;
Those eyes, where beauty smiling lay,
Those eyes, where Love was used to play;
Ah! cruel Fate, alas how soon
That beauty and those joys are flown!
"The Turtle And Sparrow. An Elegiac Tale" by Matthew Prior

In news:

Monsters from TV hit Walking With Dinosaurs are to make a comeback in a BBC1 drama which could also feature veteran star Peter Falk, best known as shabby detective Columbo .
Peter Falk, TV's rumpled Columbo, has died.
Peter Falk, the stage and movie actor who became identified as the squinty, rumpled detective in "columbo" has died.
Conditions at Augusta, Bush Field, GA. Peter Falk, the stage and movie actor who became identified as the squinty, rumpled detective in "Columbo" has died.
He also won two Emmys for 'Columbo.'.
Columbo was arrested along with Hannah M Hall, 49, on Monday at 4 pm at the Seaview Square Mall store, where an employee called police after suspecting them of shoplifting .
At night, he dons a wrinkled overcoat and solves crimes Columbo-style, or he might strap on a holster and cowboy hat to film a western.
Philly Cupcake has sold more than 500,000 cupcakes in the last three years, with sales increasing about 30 percent per year, Columbo says.
Peter Falk , TV's rumpled Columbo, has died.
Peter Falk , the stage and movie actor who became identified as the squinty, rumpled detective in "columbo" has died.
Stageloft's "Columbo" is a tribute to Peter Falk 's TV character.
Versatile actor Peter Falk returns to his role as the legendary cigar smoking sleuth, Columbo.
Falk 's 'Columbo' solved 69 murders.
Actor Peter Falk of "Columbo" fame died recently.
Peter Falk , Rumpled and Crafty Actor in Television's 'Columbo,' Dies at 83.
***