coral bells


noun

an alumroot, Heuchera sanguinea, of southwestern North America, having red, bell-shaped flowers, cultivated in many varieties.

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Origin of coral bells

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Example sentences from the Web for coral bells

  • The coral-bells (especially if blest by the priest) would scare away evil spirits from the child.