Definition of bluebell in English:

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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.
Example sentences
  • 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 bluebell A plant of the bellflower family (genus Wahlenbergia, family Campanulaceae), distributed mostly in the southern hemisphere, e.g., the Australian bluebell (W. gloriosa)..
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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Syllabification: blue·bell

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