- any of numerous plants of the bellflower family, having blue, bell-shaped flowers, as a bellflower or harebell.
- Also called wood hyacinth. an Old World plant, Endymion non-scriptus, of the lily family, having blue, bell-shaped flowers.
- any of various other plants having blue flowers, as those of the genus Mertensia.
Origin of bluebell
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Examples from the Web for bluebell
Ailie's bluebell eyes were wide at the thought of pain for this little pet.Greyfriars Bobby
He took me by the hand, and did the honors of the garden, presenting me with the bluebell of my choice.Dear Enemy
It was bluebell time, and the woods in the neighborhood would be a show.The Princess of the School
The Bluebell or Harebell is one of our prettiest wildflowers.Flowers Shown to the Children
C. E. Smith
The tall kinds would do in woods or copses like the bluebell.The Wild Garden
- Also called: wild hyacinth, wood hyacinth a European liliaceous woodland plant, Hyacinthoides (or Endymion) non-scripta, having a one-sided cluster of blue bell-shaped flowers
- Also called: Spanish bluebell a similar and related plant, hispanica, widely grown in gardens and becoming naturalized
- a Scot name for harebell
- any of various other plants with blue bell-shaped flowers
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