bellflower

[bel-flou-er]
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noun

any of numerous plants of the genus Campanula, having usually bell-shaped flowers and including many species cultivated as ornamentals.Compare bellflower family.
any of various other plants having bell-shaped flowers.

Origin of bellflower

First recorded in 1570–80; bell1 + flower

Bellflower

[bel-flou-er]

noun

a city in SW California, near Los Angeles.
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Contemporary Examples of bellflower

  • Made with a tiny budget in a mere three years, Glodell has achieved the near-impossible with Bellflower.

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  • “I think I was cast [in Bellflower] because I would honestly do whatever,” laughs Wiseman.

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    The Year's Most Explosive Film

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    August 5, 2011

  • They began to raise money for Bellflower in late 2007, but nobody bit.

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    August 5, 2011

  • The mesmerizing indie film "Bellflower," an apocalyptic love story with DIY flamethrowers, opens Friday.

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Historical Examples of bellflower

  • 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

another name for campanula
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