bluebell

[bloo-bel]
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noun

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

First recorded in 1570–80; blue + bell1
Related formsblue·belled, adjective
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Examples from the Web for bluebell

Historical Examples of bluebell

  • It doesn't matter telling Bluebell so, and she looks so pleased, and believes every word of it.

    Bluebell

    Mrs. George Croft Huddleston

  • A startled stare of blue eyes, a smothered laugh, and Bluebell had darted into the house, clapping the door after her.

    Bluebell

    Mrs. George Croft Huddleston

  • Cecil, however, marvelled at her mother's want of penetration and could not refrain from increased coolness to Bluebell.

    Bluebell

    Mrs. George Croft Huddleston

  • Bluebell, feeling particularly well, laughed inwardly, as she inquired if Mrs. Oliphant was a bad sailor.

    Bluebell

    Mrs. George Croft Huddleston

  • Bluebell and Cecil had determined beforehand that they must embrace, and mutually dreaded it.

    Bluebell

    Mrs. George Croft Huddleston



British Dictionary definitions for bluebell

bluebell

noun

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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