Definition of bluebell in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈbluːbɛl


  • 1A European woodland plant of the lily family, which produces clusters of blue bell-shaped 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:
    • Scottish term for harebell. ● a North American plant of the borage family (genus Mertensia, family Boraginaceae).an Australian and South African plant of the bellflower family (genus Wahlenbergia, family Campanulaceae).
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    • 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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