Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several bulbous plants of the genus Hyacinthoides, native to western Europe and northwest Africa and having racemes of usually blue to pink bell-shaped flowers.
  • noun Any of various plants of the genus Mertensia, native to Asia, Europe, and North America and having blue, trumpet-shaped flowers.
  • noun Any of several other plants having bluish, usually bell-shaped flowers.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The popular name of several different plants: In Scotland, of Campanula rotundifolia, a plant bearing a loose panicle of blue bell-shaped flowers. See harcbell.
  • noun In England, of Scilla nutans, the wild hyacinth, from the shape of its drooping flowers.
  • noun Of the grape-hyacinth, Muscari botryoides.
  • noun Occasionally, of other plants with blue bell-shaped flowers.

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

  • noun A plant of the genus Campanula, especially the Campanula rotundifolia, which bears blue bell-shaped flowers; the harebell.
  • noun A plant of the genus Scilla (Scilla nutans).

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

  • noun Either of two flowering plants of the genus Hyacinthoides, the English bluebell and the Spanish bluebell.
  • noun A harebell, Campanula rotundifolia.

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

  • noun one of the most handsome prairie wildflowers having large erect bell-shaped bluish flowers; of moist places in prairies and fields from eastern Colorado and Nebraska south to New Mexico and Texas
  • noun perennial of northern hemisphere with slender stems and bell-shaped blue flowers
  • noun sometimes placed in genus Scilla

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

blue +‎ bell

Examples

  • Late that afternoon the rest of my group returned with a nice catch of fish and we ate well that night – it sure beat chewing on mountain bluebell salad as we had done for the first couple of nights.

    March 2004

  • The blue wild hyacinth has given name to a colour, not very unlike the violet tint; it is sometimes called the bluebell, but pink ones may be found in woods, and garden hyacinths are of various colours.

    Chatterbox, 1906

  • The other species is a type of bluebell, which is called “Rain Bells”.

    Behind the Scents with Tamya Parfum

  • The other species is a type of bluebell, which is called “Rain Bells”.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • One: It's more purple than the shades I'm currently enamoured with. .but perhaps, the slightly blue - ish tinge softens it a bit, indeed, the colour could even be described as a bluebell shade of purple.

    Irish Blogs

  • And this is the person who has the chutzpah to call bluebell an "asshole."

    Obama to Andrew Cuomo: Zing?

  • And this is the person who has the chutzpah to call bluebell an "asshole."

    Obama to Andrew Cuomo: Zing?

  • And this is the person who has the chutzpah to call bluebell an "asshole."

    Obama to Andrew Cuomo: Zing?

  • They have many items, but not everything; no frozen stuff except bluebell which is "local" my son's friend works at HEB and reminded me that they are still on generators and no frozen stuff....

    Saturday Stew

  • These days, not everyone gets face-time with crocuses and bluebell woods.

    Paris fashion week: wardrobe updates

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