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Dictionary Definition

bluebell

Noun

1 sometimes placed in genus Scilla [syn: wild hyacinth, wood hyacinth, harebell, Hyacinthoides nonscripta, Scilla nonscripta]
2 one of the most handsome prairie wildflowers laving large erect bell-shaped bluish flowers; of moist places in prairies and fields from eastern Colorado and Nebraska south to New Mexico and Texas [syn: prairie gentian, tulip gentian, Eustoma grandiflorum]
3 perennial of northern hemisphere with slender stems and bell-shaped blue flowers [syn: harebell, Campanula rotundifolia]

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English

Noun

  1. Either of two flowering plants of the genus Hyacinthoides:- the English bluebell and the Spanish bluebell.
  2. A harebell, Campanula rotundifolia.

Extensive Definition

Bluebell can refer to:
In botany:
A common name for many species of flowering plants, including:
  • Bluebell wood, a wood with many Common Bluebells flowering in spring
In geography:
  • Bluebell, Dublin, a locality in south Dublin in Ireland, sometimes said to be part of Inchicore, Drimnagh or greater Crumlin
  • Bluebell, Utah, a rural farming community in Duchesne County, Utah
In music:
Other:
bluebell in Slovenian: Bluebell
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