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Canterbury bell

noun
  1. a campanulaceous biennial European plant, Campanula medium, widely cultivated for its blue, violet, or white flowers
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Historical Examples

  • The morning-glory could also be blown up and popped, and the canterbury-bell.

    Child Life in Colonial Days

    Alice Morse Earle

  • “Campanula chalice”: the bell of a flower, as of a Canterbury-bell.

  • The wild Canterbury-bell is one of the most charming flowers to be found anywhere.