campanula

[kam-pan-yuh-luh]
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noun

any plant of the genus Campanula, comprising the bellflowers.

Nearby words

  1. campaigner,
  2. campanella,
  3. campania,
  4. campanile,
  5. campanology,
  6. campanulaceous,
  7. campanulate,
  8. campbell,
  9. campbell, alexander,
  10. campbell, colin

Origin of campanula

1655–65; < New Latin, equivalent to Late Latin campān(a) bell (see campanile) + Latin -ula -ule

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British Dictionary definitions for campanula

campanula

noun

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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