Canterbury bells

noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
  1. a plant, Campanula medium, cultivated for its showy, bell-shaped violet-blue, pink, or white flowers in loose clusters.

Origin of Canterbury bells

First recorded in 1570–80
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Historical Examples of canterbury bells

  • One year I planted some canterbury-bells—the blue and the white.

    Dwellers in Arcady

    Albert Bigelow Paine