- any plant of the genus Campanula, comprising the bellflowers.
Origin of campanula
< New Latin,
equivalent to Late Latin campān(a
) bell (see campanile
) + Latin -ula -ule
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for campanula
Historical Examples of campanula
In Fuchsia and Campanula a like change may occasionally be observed.
In some kinds of Campanula a similar change is not uncommon.
Take the Leaves of Campanula, bruise them, and rub them upon the warts.
Little Harebell, Campanula rotundifolia (order Campanulace).
“Campanula chalice”: the bell of a flower, as of a Canterbury-bell.
British Dictionary definitions for campanula
- any N temperate plant of the campanulaceous genus Campanula, typically having blue or white bell-shaped flowersAlso called: bellflower See also Canterbury bell, harebell
Word Origin for campanula
C17: from New Latin: a little bell, from Late Latin campāna bell; see campanile
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