plural Napoleon's-bells
: a climbing plant (Lapageria rosea) having large leaves similar to smilax and rose-colored flowers

Word History


after Napoleon I; from the fact that the genus to which it belongs was named after the Empress Josephine (Joséphine de la Pagerie) †1814 Napoleon's consort

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“Napoleon's-bell.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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