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silver bell

noun
1.
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
1775-1785
1775-85, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for silverbell tree

silver bell

noun
1.
any of various deciduous trees of the styracaceous genus Halesia, esp H. carolina, of North America and China, having white bell-shaped flowers Also called snowdrop tree
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