Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the form of a bell, or of a somewhat deep vessel whose lip turns out and then begins to turn in again; specifically, in botany, campanulate. See cut under Campanula.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having the shape of a wide-mouthed bell; campanulate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having a shape or cross-section like the cross-section of a bell.

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

  • adjective having a convex shape that resembles a bell

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Examples

  • The Baltimore Sun reports that softball-sized, milky white, bell-shaped jellyfish with long, trailing tentacles could be seen moving slowly about Thursday in the murky water by the USS Constellation.

    Jellyfish in the Inner Harbor?

  • Birth flower, May, lily of the valley, stemless convallariaceous herb, Convallaria majalis, with a raceme of drooping, bell-shaped fragrant white flowers.

    The Memory Palace

  • They are smallish, bright green, thin-skinned, bell-shaped peppers that are very flavorful but usually not hot, although there may be one or two hot ones in every few dozen.

    Your Guide to the Best in Summer Food

  • It blooms with little white bell-shaped flowers on a short stalk.

    Berries and Seeds

  • Other breaks in the forest revealed the occasional bell-shaped Buddhist dagoba, or stupa, with its soaring-to-heaven whiteness against the otherwise fungal-green tableau.

    Buddha’s Savage Peace

  • Other breaks in the forest revealed the occasional bell-shaped Buddhist dagoba, or stupa, with its soaring-to-heaven whiteness against the otherwise fungal-green tableau.

    Buddha’s Savage Peace

  • The rate with which these ideas came followed a kind of a bell-shaped curve.

    Andrew Grove - An interview with author

  • I bid a few hundreds dollars on a pink and white decoupage cake platter with a bell-shaped top.

    Why Impulse Spending Can Be a Good Thing

  • Month after month this process continued until new memories were gradually harder to come by -- descending on the bell-shaped curve until they stopped altogether.

    Andrew Grove - An interview with author

  • A low-growing bushy plant that forms a tall stalk with bell-shaped flowers.

    Berries and Seeds

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