any of numerous plants of the bellflower family, having blue, bell-shaped flowers, as a bellflower or harebell.
Also called wood hyacinth. an Old World plant, Endymion non-scriptus, of the lily family, having blue, bell-shaped flowers.
any of various other plants having blue flowers, as those of the genus Mertensia.

1570–80; blue + bell1

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bluebell (ˈbluːˌbɛl)
1.  wild hyacinth, Also called: 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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Bluebell vegetation goes dormant in the summer as the plant's seeds ripen.
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