harebell

harebell

[hair-bel]
noun
1.
a low plant, Campanula rotundifolia, of the bellflower family, having narrow leaves and blue, bell-shaped flowers.
2.
a plant, Endymion nonscriptus, of the lily family, having long, one-sided clusters of bell-shaped flowers.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see hare, bell1

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harebell (ˈhɛəˌbɛl)
 
n
Also called (in Scotland): bluebell a N temperate campanulaceous plant, Campanula rotundifolia, having slender stems and leaves, and bell-shaped pale blue flowers

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