Definition of harebell in English:

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harebell

Pronunciation: /ˈhɛːbɛl/

noun

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A widely distributed bellflower with slender stems and pale blue flowers in late summer. Also called bluebell, especially in Scotland.
  • Campanula rotundifolia, family Campanulaceae.
Example sentences
  • Purple gentians and orchids, blue scabious and harebells, orange hawkweeds, and cream and pink yarrow provide a kaleidoscope of colour to enjoy at the end of your walk.
  • Blue harebells and spring squill grew along the cliff path.
  • Yorkshire folk turned prickly yesterday after a wild flower charity announced that the common harebell had replaced the white rose as the county's floral emblem.

Origin

Middle English: probably so named because it is found growing in places frequented by hares.

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