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  1. a low plant, Campanula rotundifolia, of the bellflower family, having narrow leaves and blue, bell-shaped flowers.
  2. a plant, Endymion nonscriptus, of the lily family, having long, one-sided clusters of bell-shaped flowers.
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Origin of harebell

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at hare, bell1
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Examples from the Web for harebell

Historical Examples of harebell

  • What may I say to the Harebell supposing she asks me this question?

    Lotus Buds

    Amy Carmichael

  • The mountains had stood around to shelter her, and she was like the harebell of the hills.

    Doom Castle

    Neil Munro

  • The Bluebell or Harebell is one of our prettiest wildflowers.

  • "I merely wanted to ask you to give me a little shake," said the harebell.

  • And the poppy looked at the harebell and asked, "Where do you come from?"

British Dictionary definitions for harebell


  1. a N temperate campanulaceous plant, Campanula rotundifolia, having slender stems and leaves, and bell-shaped pale blue flowersAlso called (in Scotland): bluebell
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