[ uh-koh-nee-belz ]
/ əˈkoʊ niˌbɛlz /
noun, plural o·co·nee-bells. (used with a singular or plural verb)
a plant, Shortia galacifolia, of the southeastern U.S., having glossy, rounded leaves and white or pink bell-shaped flowers with fringed petals.
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- ockham's razor,
- ockham, william of,
- ocracoke island,
Origin of oconee-bells
from its abundance along the Oconee River in NE Georgia
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