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bellflower

[bel-flou-er]
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noun
  1. any of numerous plants of the genus Campanula, having usually bell-shaped flowers and including many species cultivated as ornamentals.Compare bellflower family.
  2. any of various other plants having bell-shaped flowers.
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Origin of bellflower

First recorded in 1570–80; bell1 + flower

Bellflower

[bel-flou-er]
noun
  1. a city in SW California, near Los Angeles.
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  • Have tried and discarded Bellflower and Willow Twig on account of blight.

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  • Have tried and discarded Yellow Bellflower; it will not bear.

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  • I have discarded the Russets (the fruit is inferior), and Bellflower (the trees are not hardy).

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  • Have tried and discarded Bellflower and Rawle's Janet; they are a failure.

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  • Have tried and discarded Yellow Bellflower; not prolific in this climate.

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British Dictionary definitions for bellflower

bellflower

noun
  1. another name for campanula
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