Definition of harebell in English:


Syllabification: hare·bell
Pronunciation: /ˈhe(ə)rˌbel


  • A widely distributed bellflower with slender stems and pale blue flowers in late summer. Also called bluebell, especially in Scotland.
    • Campanula rotundifolia, family Campanulaceae
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    • 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.


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

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