silver bell

noun

Definition of silver bell

: any of a genus (Halesia) of deciduous trees and shrubs of the storax family especially : one (H. carolina) of the southeastern U.S. cultivated for its bell-shaped white flowers

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Many of the other seamstresses also now sew gold and silver bells onto their outfits. Kate Bennis, Good Housekeeping, "These Angel Gowns Bring Comfort to Grieving Families," 26 Dec. 2018 But the millefiori glass beads, silver bell pendants and shell ornaments were brought in, most likely from Poland, the Baltic states and parts of the Roman Empire, the study said. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Skeletons tell story of 'truly horrifying' fifth-century massacre," 1 May 2018

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1785, in the meaning defined above

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