bluebell


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

blue·bell

 (blo͞o′bĕl′) also blue·bells (-bĕlz′)
n.
1. Any of several bulbous plants of the genus Hyacinthoides, native to western Europe and northwest Africa and having racemes of usually blue to pink bell-shaped flowers.
2. Any of various plants of the genus Mertensia, native to Asia, Europe, and North America and having blue, trumpet-shaped flowers.
3. See harebell.
4. Any of several other plants having bluish, usually bell-shaped flowers.

bluebell

(ˈbluːˌbɛl)
n
1. (Plants) Also called: wild hyacinth or wood hyacinth a European liliaceous woodland plant, Hyacinthoides (or Endymion) non-scripta, having a one-sided cluster of blue bell-shaped flowers
2. (Plants) Also called: Spanish bluebell a similar and related plant, hispanica, widely grown in gardens and becoming naturalized
3. (Plants) a Scot name for harebell
4. (Plants) any of various other plants with blue bell-shaped flowers

blue•bell

(ˈbluˌbɛl)

n.
1. any of numerous plants of the bellflower family, having blue, bell-shaped flowers, as the harebell.
2. an Old World plant, Endymion nonscriptus, of the lily family, having blue, bell-shaped flowers.
3. any of various other plants having blue flowers of the borage family.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bluebell - sometimes placed in genus Scillabluebell - 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.bluebell - one of the most handsome prairie wildflowers having large erect bell-shaped bluish flowersbluebell - one of the most handsome prairie wildflowers having large erect bell-shaped bluish flowers; of moist places in prairies and fields from eastern Colorado and Nebraska south to New Mexico and Texas
wild flower, wildflower - wild or uncultivated flowering plant
Eustoma, genus Eustoma - small genus of herbs of warm regions of southern North America to northern South America
3.bluebell - perennial of northern hemisphere with slender stems and bell-shaped blue flowersbluebell - 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
grasklokjewilde hyacint

bluebell

[ˈbluːbel] Ncampánula f azul (Scot) (= harebell) → campanilla f

bluebell

[ˈbluːbɛl] njacinthe f des bois

bluebell

[ˈbluːˌbɛl] ngiacinto dei boschi
References in classic literature ?
There's a little flower up yonder, the last bud from the multitude of bluebells that clouded those turf steps in July with a lilac mist.
Sweet is the scent of the hawthorn, and sweet are the bluebells that hide in the valley, and the heather that blows on the hill.
The Prince seemed to be the only one who made any pretence at enjoying the beauty of the spring morning, who seemed even to be aware of the warm west wind, the occasional perfume of the hedgeside violets, and the bluebells which stretched like a carpet in and out of the belts of wood.
Arthur, darling, run and gather those bluebells,' said she, pointing to some that were gleaming at some distance under the hedge along which we walked.
These factory girls from Lowell shall mate themselves with the pride of drawing-rooms and literary circles, the bluebells in fashion's nosegay, the Sapphos, and Montagues, and Nortons of the age.
They are not a bit like stairs, but I never saw anything like them anywhere else, with their short green turf, and tender bluebells, and gossamer and thistle-down gleaming in the sun and the sheep-paths running along their sides like ruled lines.
George Lashmar Chapin wanted all the bluebells on God's earth that day to eat, and--Sophie adored him in a voice like to the cooing of a dove; so business was delayed.
Bluebell Utd 2 Shamrock Rovers 4 BRANDON MIELE hit a sublime hat-trick to end non-league Bluebell United's interest in the FAI Cup at Tallaght Stadium last night.
The UK is home to more than half the world's population of the bluebell.
And if you haven't had the time to visit a bluebell wood yet, do make an effort over the Bank Holiday weekend.
There is also a carved grandfather clock waiting to be found in Timms Wood, the Court's bluebell wood, plus a play area and restaurant serving afternoon tea.
2 Sheffield Park House, East Sussex After a 15-year restoration of ancient woodland, you can walk through the bluebell wood for the first time from tomorrow.