Canterbury bell

noun
Can·​ter·​bury bell | \ ˈkan-tər-ˌber-ē- How to pronounce Canterbury bell (audio) , -tə-, -ˌbe-rē-, -ˌb(ə-)rē- \

Definition of Canterbury bell

: any of several bellflowers (such as Campanula medium) cultivated for their showy flowers

First Known Use of Canterbury bell

1565, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Canterbury bell

Canterbury, England

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“Canterbury bell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Canterbury%20bell. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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