Columbine

Definition

Theater

  • A stock character in the English harlequinade (andlater the pantomime), deriving ultimately from the commediadell'arte, in which she was a comic serving girl. In the Harlequinadeshe was the daughter of Pantaloon and the sweetheart of Harlequin;like him, she was supposed to be invisible to mortal eyes. In ItalianColumbina, meaning dove-like, is a pet name for a lady-love.
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