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cam·pan·u·la

 (kăm-păn′yə-lə)
n.
Any of various plants of the genus Campanula, which includes the harebell and the bellflower.

[New Latin Campanula, genus name, diminutive of Late Latin campāna, bell; see campanile.]

campanula

(kæmˈpænjʊlə)
n
(Plants) any N temperate plant of the campanulaceous genus Campanula, typically having blue or white bell-shaped flowers. Also called: bellflower See also Canterbury bell, harebell
[C17: from New Latin: a little bell, from Late Latin campāna bell; see campanile]

cam•pan•u•la

(kæmˈpæn yə lə)

n., pl. -las.
any of numerous plants of the genus Campanula, of the bellflower family, as the harebell.
[1655–65; < New Latin, = Late Latin campān(a) bell (see campanile) + Latin -ula -ule]
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Noun1.campanula - any of various plants of the genus Campanula having blue or white bell-shaped flowerscampanula - any of various plants of the genus Campanula having blue or white bell-shaped flowers
genus Campanula - large genus of herbs grown for their blossoms: bellflowers
Campanula rotundifolia, harebell, bluebell - perennial of northern hemisphere with slender stems and bell-shaped blue flowers
Campanula rapunculoides, creeping bellflower - erect European herb with creeping rootstocks and nodding spikelike racemes of blue to violet flowers
Campanula medium, cup and saucer, Canterbury bell - European biennial widely cultivated for its blue or violet or white flowers
Campanula divaricata, southern harebell - bellflower of southeastern United States (Maryland to Georgia) having pale blue flowers
Campanula americana, tall bellflower - annual or perennial of eastern North America with long spikes of blue or white flowers
Campanula aparinoides, marsh bellflower - bellflower common in marshes of eastern North America having lanceolate linear leaves and small whitish flowers
Campanula glomerata, clustered bellflower - bellflower of Europe to temperate Asia having dense spikes of violet-blue to white flowers
Campanula persicifolia, peach bell, peach bells, willow bell - perennial European bellflower with racemose white or blue flowers
Campanula pyramidalis, chimney bellflower, chimney plant - bellflower of southeastern Europe
Campanula rapunculus, rampion, rampion bellflower - bellflower of Europe and Asia and North Africa having bluish flowers and an edible tuberous root used with the leaves in salad
Campanula trachelium, nettle-leaved bellflower, throatwort - European bellflower with blue-purple to lilac flowers formerly used to treat sore throat
Campanula carpatica, spreading bellflower, tussock bellflower - European perennial bellflower that grows in clumps with spreading stems and blue or white flowers
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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"Lilies o' th' valley does," he answered, digging away with the trowel, "an' there's Canterbury bells, an' campanulas."
The most popular for the house is the long-flowering Campanula isophylla, nicknamed falling stars or Star-of-Bethlemen, a trailing perennial from northern Italy, of which there are blue, white and mauve forms.
Campanula Glomerata flowers from early summer to autumn perpetually.
7 Campanula lactiflora - an elegant Campanula that can reach up to 1.5 metres (5') - not all Campanulas are well-behaved.
The most popular for the house is the long-flowering Campanula isophylla ,nicknamed falling stars or star-of- Bethlehem, a trailing perennial from northern Italy,of which there are blue, white and mauve forms.
OFFER of the week Campanula Glomerata flowers from early summer to autumn perpetually.
Campanula blue clips and white clips produce blue and white cup shaped flowers from June to the autumn.
With its dainty rosebud blooms, this white campanula will make a beautiful table centrepiece.
The harebell flowers from mid July to September in open dry areas and is a member of the Campanulaceae family with the botanical name Campanula rotundifolia.
The name campanula comes from the Latin for bell, campana, from which we also derive the term for bell-ringing, campanology.
? IT WASN'T the Cruel Sea, but the cruel wind, which damaged the model of corvette HMS Campanula, on whose namesake Liverpool novelist Nicholas Monsarrat served, when it arrived in Canning Dock on HMS Biter.