Silverbell tree

silver bell

noun
any North American shrub or small tree belonging to the genus Halesia, of the storax family, having toothed leaves and drooping white, bell-shaped flowers.
Also called silver-bell tree.


Origin:
1775–85, Americanism

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silver bell
 
n
Also called: snowdrop tree any of various deciduous trees of the styracaceous genus Halesia, esp H. carolina, of North America and China, having white bell-shaped flowers

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