Virginia bluebells

plural noun

Vir·​gin·​ia bluebells vər-ˈji-nyə- How to pronounce Virginia bluebells (audio)
-ˈji-nē-ə-

Examples of Virginia bluebells in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Zone 3-8 Dog Tooth Violet Companion Plants Virginia Bluebells Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginiana) is another native plant that adds woodland beauty to your garden. Nadia Hassani, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Jan. 2024 This weekend also kicks off outdoor movie season, with offerings at Union Market and the U.S. Navy Memorial, and brings peak bloom for Virginia bluebells, which are celebrated at a Northern Virginia park. Michael J. West, Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2023 Garnish with one sprig of mint and one stalk of Virginia bluebells. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 13 Apr. 2023 Among the plants to consider are ferns, Solomon’s seal, bleeding heart, lungwort, Virginia bluebells, hostas, hellebores, bishop’s hat, St. John’s wort, fragrant sumac and bottlebrush buckeye. Beth Botts, Chicago Tribune, 17 July 2022 Bee-friendly options for early blooms include serviceberry trees and native flowers shooting star, wild geranium, Virginia bluebells and wild lupine. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 Apr. 2022 Contreras said Virginia bluebells and prairie sundrops are other colorful plants being made ready for distribution at a later date. Yadira Sanchez Olson, chicagotribune.com, 23 Apr. 2021 The preserve lies along the West Fork of the East Branch of the Black River and is home to a spectacular bed of Virginia bluebells that grow along the river and bloom April through May. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, 16 Aug. 2020 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Virginia, state of the U.S.

First Known Use

circa 1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Virginia bluebells was circa 1922

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“Virginia bluebells.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Virginia%20bluebells. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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