bellflower

[ bel-flou-er ]
/ ˈbɛlˌflaʊ ər /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. belles-lettres,
  2. belletrist,
  3. belleville,
  4. belleville spring,
  5. bellevue,
  6. bellflower family,
  7. bellfounder,
  8. bellhanger,
  9. bellhop,
  10. bellicose

Origin of bellflower

First recorded in 1570–80; bell1 + flower

Bellflower

[ bel-flou-er ]
/ ˈbɛlˌflaʊ ər /

noun

a city in SW California, near Los Angeles.
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British Dictionary definitions for bellflower

bellflower

/ (ˈbɛlˌflaʊə) /

noun

another name for campanula
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