from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Campanuloideae — the harebells and related plants.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A large genus of plants bearing bell-shaped flowers, often of great beauty; -- also called bellflower.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large genus of plants, which gives its name to the natural order Campanulaceæ; the bell-flower genus.
  • n. [lowercase] A chasuble: so called from its conical shape when put about the body.
  • n. [lowercase] In zoology and anatomy, some campanulate or bell-shaped part or organ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various plants of the genus Campanula having blue or white bell-shaped flowers


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