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bellflower

[bel-flou-er] /ˈbɛlˌflaʊ ər/
noun
1.
any of numerous plants of the genus Campanula, having usually bell-shaped flowers and including many species cultivated as ornamentals.
2.
any of various other plants having bell-shaped flowers.
Origin of bellflower
1570-1580
1570-80; bell1 + flower

Bellflower

[bel-flou-er] /ˈbɛlˌflaʊ ər/
noun
1.
a city in SW California, near Los Angeles.
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  • June will give the bellflower, mullein, bee balm and foxglove.

  • Have tried and discarded Yellow bellflower; not prolific in this climate.

    The Apple Various
  • Here is an illustration of ripe pods of a bellflower, Campanula turbinata, nodding instead of erect.

    Seed Dispersal William J. Beal
  • Have tried and discarded Yellow bellflower; it will not bear.

    The Apple Various
  • The bellflower, urn, festoons, and acanthus were all favorites of his for decoration.

  • It was a yellow bellflower without a blemish, and very large and smooth.

    Great Possessions David Grayson
British Dictionary definitions for bellflower

bellflower

/ˈbɛlˌflaʊə/
noun
1.
another name for campanula
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