Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. A European biennial herb (Campanula medium) widely cultivated for its showy, bell-shaped, blue, pink, or white flowers.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From the association of the flowers with the bells on the horses of Canterbury pilgrims.

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.