from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various herbs of the genus Campanula, native chiefly to the Northern Hemisphere and often having showy, bell-shaped, violet or blue flowers.
- n. Any of several other plants, especially one with bell-shaped flowers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A common name for flowering plants in any of the genera Campanula, Campanulastrum, Codonopsis, or Platycodon.
- n. A flower of one of these plants, which is shaped like a bell.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plant of the genus Campanula; -- so named from its bell-shaped flowers.
- n. A kind of apple. The yellow bellflower is a large, yellow winter apple.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various plants of the genus Campanula having blue or white bell-shaped flowers
Family matters: Cardinal flower belongs to the plant family Campanulaceae, a group of species commonly referred to as the bellflower family.
Count the birds, notice the small blossoms just budding along the streambanks: gentian, violet crocus, bellflower.
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But the real true blue rings from the nettle-leaved bellflower in hedges along the Edge and harebells – tiny up on Windmill Hill but big and bold along the verges of tracks on Stapeley Common and the Stiperstones.
We wended our way between hedgerows and verges bright with crane's bill and bellflower, past poppy-flecked fields of ripening wheat, heading for columns of smoke that billowed from the fields at Low Burton.
Rindo $75, the signature Kenzo Estate wine, is a Bordeaux varietal that nods to California reds and the rindo, a Japanese bellflower that blooms around the time of harvest.
Therefore, unable to choose a gift with personal significance, he had opted for something he knew to be universally admired: a bellflower from Artemis Three, or as close as he could come to reproducing one.
They stopped before Pulaski's door, and she took the bellflower from him.
He, too, made his farewells, and one by one the others left until only Kate Pulaski remained, carefully picking up the bellflower.
A product of the holodeck, the artificial bellflower would seem as real and solid and beautiful as a naturally grown plant with one exception-it would last forever.