Definition of bluebell in English:


Syllabification: blue·bell
Pronunciation: /ˈblo͞oˌbel


1 (also English bluebell) A widely cultivated European woodland plant of the lily family that produces clusters of bell-shaped blue flowers in spring.
  • Hyacinthoides (or Endymion) nonscripta, family Liliaceae
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  • Daffodils, wild hyacinths and tulips, snowdrops, bluebells, daisies and buttercups littered the earth.
  • The gardens are bounded by rhododendrons as well as azaleas, while in the woodlands there are snowdrops, bluebells, daffodils and narcissi.
  • Autumn is the time to put in bulbs for early spring including snow-drops, daffodils, crocuses, lilies and bluebells.
2Any of a number of other plants with blue bell-shaped flowers, in particular.
  • another term for bellflower chiefly Scottish term for harebell another term for squill and other scillas short for Virginia bluebellA plant of the bellflower family (genus Wahlenbergia, family Campanulaceae), distributed mostly in the southern hemisphere, e.g., the Australian bluebell (W. gloriosa).
More example sentences
  • In amongst the shrubs and trees are many more delights both indigenous and exotic, in the form of plants such as Spanish bluebells and South African gazanias.
  • Spanish bluebell is a good bet everywhere except the intermediate and low deserts.
  • This comes from the Spanish bluebell which can be purchased in some garden centres.

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