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bluebell

[bloo-bel] /ˈbluˌbɛl/
noun
1.
any of numerous plants of the bellflower family, having blue, bell-shaped flowers, as a bellflower or harebell.
2.
Also called wood hyacinth. an Old World plant, Endymion non-scriptus, of the lily family, having blue, bell-shaped flowers.
3.
any of various other plants having blue flowers, as those of the genus Mertensia.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; blue + bell1
Related forms
bluebelled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for blue bell

bluebell

/ˈbluːˌbɛl/
noun
1.
Also called wild hyacinth, wood hyacinth. a European liliaceous woodland plant, Hyacinthoides (or Endymion) non-scripta, having a one-sided cluster of blue bell-shaped flowers
2.
Also called Spanish bluebell. a similar and related plant, hispanica, widely grown in gardens and becoming naturalized
3.
a Scot name for harebell
4.
any of various other plants with blue bell-shaped flowers
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