from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a species of heather, native to western and central Europe; erica cinerea; bell heather
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as heathbell.
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“The heather-bell costs nothing!” he thought, looking contemptuously at the masses of rare and beautiful flowers that surrounded him; “and the buttercups and daisies are as bright as the best of you!”
I think a wholly normal man must have looked upon her as a child looks at a heather-bell -- gladly and gratefully, and with a pleased amazement.
Then, by a magical kind of movement, each little fairy sets her own heather-bell ringing, and you can't by any possibility imagine what the music is like.
The purple heather-bell is in bloom, the tiny blue milkwort and the yellow rock-rose help to make a summer carpet which is rendered still gayer by many a pale peach - coloured orchis and by an occasional spray of wild roses, deeper in the rose than the same flower is in the low countries, or by a tall white foxglove.
"The heather-bell costs nothing!" he thought, looking contemptuously at the masses of rare and beautiful flowers that surrounded him; "and the buttercups and daisies are as bright as the best of you!"