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Canterbury bells

noun, (used with a singular or plural verb)
a plant, Campanula medium, cultivated for its showy, bell-shaped violet-blue, pink, or white flowers in loose clusters.
Origin of Canterbury bells
1570-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • One year I planted some canterbury-bells—the blue and the white.

    Dwellers in Arcady Albert Bigelow Paine

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