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noun
any North American shrub or small tree belonging to the genus Halesia, of the storax family, having toothed leaves and drooping white, bell-shaped flowers.
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Also called silver-bell tree .

Origin of silver bell

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85
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silver bell

noun
any of various deciduous trees of the styracaceous genus Halesia, esp H. carolina, of North America and China, having white bell-shaped flowersAlso called: snowdrop tree
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