Canterbury bells


noun (used with a singular or plural verb)

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for canterbury bells

Historical Examples of canterbury bells

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

    Dwellers in Arcady

    Albert Bigelow Paine