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bellwort

[ bel-wurt, -wawrt ]
/ ˈbɛlˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt /
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noun

a plant of the genus Uvularia, of the lily family, having a delicate, bell-shaped yellow flower.

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Also called merry-bells.

Origin of bellwort

First recorded in 1775–85; bell1 + wort2
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British Dictionary definitions for bellwort

bellwort
/ (ˈbɛlˌwɜːt) /

noun US

any plant of the North American liliaceous genus Uvularia, having slender bell-shaped yellow flowers
another name for campanula
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