noun Bel·lis \ˈbe-ləs\

Definition of Bellis

  1. :  a small genus of scapose herbs (family Compositae) having solitary heads of ray flowers with involucral bracts that are nearly equal — see daisy 1, western daisy

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Origin and Etymology of bellis

Latin, white daisy, perhaps from bellus pretty — more at beauty

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