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bellwort

[bel-wurt, -wawrt] /ˈbɛlˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt/
noun
1.
a plant of the genus Uvularia, of the lily family, having a delicate, bell-shaped yellow flower.
Also called merry-bells.
Origin of bellwort
1775-1785
1775-85; bell1 + wort2
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  • bellwort is a little yellowish lily common in the May woods.

    Woodcraft Alan Douglas
  • The May flowers and bloodroot have gone, the anemonies and bellwort have come and the violets are coming.

    Letters to His Children Theodore Roosevelt
British Dictionary definitions for bellwort

bellwort

/ˈbɛlˌwɜːt/
noun (US)
1.
any plant of the North American liliaceous genus Uvularia, having slender bell-shaped yellow flowers
2.
another name for campanula
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