coral bells

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. coracohumeral,
  2. coracoid,
  3. coracoid process,
  4. coraji,
  5. coral,
  6. coral calculus,
  7. coral fern,
  8. coral fungus,
  9. coral gables,
  10. coral honeysuckle

Origin of coral bells

First recorded in 1895–1900

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Examples from the Web for coral bells

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