Definition of bluebell in English:

bluebell

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Pronunciation: /ˈbluːbɛl
 
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noun

1A European woodland plant of the lily family, which produces clusters of blue bell-shaped flowers in spring.
  • Hyacinthoides (or Endymion) nonscripta, family Liliaceae
More 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:
  • 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).
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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