American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various perennial plants of the genus Uvularia in the lily family, native to eastern North America and having solitary, nodding, yellow bell-shaped flowers. Also called merry-bells.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A. general name for plants of the natural order Campanulaceæ.
- n. In the United States, a common name for species of the genus Uvularia, spring flowers of the natural order Liliaceæ.
- n. Any of several perennial plants, of the genus Uvularia, that have yellow, bell-shaped flowers
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A genus of plants (Uvularia) with yellowish bell-shaped flowers.
- n. any of various plants of the genus Uvularia having yellowish drooping bell-shaped flowers
- bell + wort (Wiktionary)
“Solomon's-seal (_Polygonatum_) (Fig. 83, _B_), bellwort (_Uvularia_), and others.”
“The May flowers and bloodroot have gone, the anemonies and bellwort have come and the violets are coming.”
“The arbutus, all aglow and fragrant beneath its leaves, the purple fringed polygala were past, but they found the pale gold lily of the bellwort, the rust-red bloom of the ginger.”
“Ferns, bellwort, wild sarsaparilla, all help to soften our footfalls, while overhead the light daily grows more subdued as the leaf-buds break and the leaves unfold.”
“Uvularia sessilifolia (sessile-leaved bellwort), Chesuncook woods, 1853.”
“Uvularia grandiflora (large-flowered bellwort), woods, common.”
“Yellow bellwort hung its fair flowers on every ridge; where the ground grew wet were dog's-tooth violet and chick wintergreen.”
“I’ve a plant on my blog I’m trying to ID, might be a bellwort but I’m coming up blank on that lead.”
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