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[uh-koh-nee-belz] /əˈkoʊ niˌbɛlz/
noun, plural oconee-bells. (used with a singular or plural verb)
a plant, Shortia galacifolia, of the southeastern U.S., having glossy, rounded leaves and white or pink bell-shaped flowers with fringed petals.
Origin of oconee-bells
from its abundance along the Oconee River in NE Georgia Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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