harebell


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Related to harebell: Campanula rotundifolia

hare·bell

 (hâr′bĕl′)
n.
A perennial plant (Campanula rotundifolia) having slender stems, dense clusters of basal leaves, and bell-shaped blue or white flowers. Also called bluebell.

harebell

(ˈhɛəˌbɛl)
n
(Plants) a N temperate campanulaceous plant, Campanula rotundifolia, having slender stems and leaves, and bell-shaped pale blue flowers. Also called (in Scotland): bluebell

hare•bell

(ˈhɛərˌbɛl)

n.
a low plant, Campanula rotundifolia, of the bellflower family, having narrow leaves and blue, bell-shaped flowers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.harebell - sometimes placed in genus Scillaharebell - sometimes placed in genus Scilla  
liliaceous plant - plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
genus Hyacinthoides, Hyacinthoides - small genus of perennial bulbs of western Europe and North Africa; sometimes placed in family Hyacinthaceae
2.harebell - perennial of northern hemisphere with slender stems and bell-shaped blue flowersharebell - perennial of northern hemisphere with slender stems and bell-shaped blue flowers
bellflower, campanula - any of various plants of the genus Campanula having blue or white bell-shaped flowers
Translations

harebell

[ˈhɛəbel] Ncampánula f

harebell

[ˈhɛəˌbɛl] ncampanella scozzese
References in classic literature ?
The pliant harebell swinging in the breeze, On some grey rock: The single sheep, and the one blasted tree, And the bleak music from that old stone wall:-- In the meadows and the lower ground, Was all the sweetness of a common dawn:-- And that green corn all day is rustling in thine ears!
There were wild-flowers to pluck--the bright red poppy, the gentle harebell, the cowslip, and the rose.
It nodded like a wind-blown harebell down the valleys and round the mountain sides, and in due time the lama and Kim, who steered by compass, would overhaul it, vending ointments and powders at eventide.
I lingered round them, under that benign sky: watched the moths fluttering among the heath and harebells, listened to the soft wind breathing through the grass, and wondered how any one could ever imagine unquiet slumbers for the sleepers in that quiet earth.
Urgent action is needed to save vanishing meadows, their wildflowers such as ragged robin, harebell and field scabious which are heading towards being threatened in England, and the wildlife they support, according to Plantlife.
2 micrograms of THC in his system" - the main ingredient found in cannabis that can affect memory, co-ordination, thinking and time perception, Bolger, of Harebell Close, Ingleby Barwick, pleaded guilty to drug-driving at a previous hearing after initially pleading his innocence.
The three mares, Maggie, Meg and Harebell, were joined by gelding, Kylestrome, when they returned to the site for the winter.
The best is Hensol Harebell, with broad petals and long spurs.
He was one of 36 people who abandoned St Kilda's only inhabited island, Hirte, in 1930, and set sail on the Harebell for Lochaline in Argyll.
The threatened scrub jay--Florida's only endemic bird--finds shelter amid the brambly brush; the threatened sand skink swims through the sand out of sight like a legless lizard; the gopher tortoise digs a burrow that may be used by up to 300 other species; and the extremely rare yellow-blooming Avon Park harebell clusters in the three lone populations left in the world.
They include cowslip, cornflower, field poppy, harebell and primrose.