bluebell

noun blue·bell \ -ˌbel \
|Updated on: 30 May 2018

Definition of bluebell

1 : any of various bellflowers; especially : harebell
2 : any of various plants bearing blue bell-shaped flowers: such as
a : a European herb (Hyacinthoides nonscripta synonym Scilla nonscripta) of the lily family having scapose racemes of drooping bell-shaped flowers called also wild hyacinth
b bluebells plural : a glabrous erect eastern U.S. herb (Mertensia virginica) of the borage family with entire leaves and showy blue flowers pink in the bud called also Virginia bluebells

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First Known Use of bluebell

1578

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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BLUEBELL Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of bluebell for English Language Learners

  • : a plant with blue flowers that are shaped like bells


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bluebell

noun blue·bell \ ˈblü-ˌbel \

Definition of bluebell for Students

: a plant with blue flowers shaped like bells

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