silver bell

  1. 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.

Origin of silver bell

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85
  • Also called silver-bell tree .

Words Nearby silver bell Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use silver bell in a sentence

  • She rings a little silver bell and when her servants come in she tells them to bring her grains of the finest wheat.

    Mighty Mikko | Parker Fillmore

British Dictionary definitions for silver bell

silver bell

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

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