harebell

/hair"bel'/, n.
1. a low plant, Campanula rotundifolia, of the bellflower family, having narrow leaves and blue, bell-shaped flowers.
2. a plant, Endymion nonscriptus, of the lily family, having long, one-sided clusters of bell-shaped flowers.
[1350-1400; ME; see HARE, BELL1]

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Widespread, slender-stemmed perennial plant (Campanula rotundifolia), also called Scottish bluebell, of the bellflower family, native to woods, meadows, and cliffsides of northern Eurasia and North America and of mountains farther south.

It bears nodding, blue, bell-like flowers. There are more than 30 named wild varieties. Each of its delicate stems, growing in clumps, bears one to several drooping blue-violet bells.

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plant
also called  Scottish bluebell (Campanula rotundifolia) 

      widespread, slender-stemmed perennial of the family Campanulaceae. The harebell bears nodding blue bell-like flowers. It is native to woods, meadows, and cliffsides of northern Eurasia and North America and of mountains farther south. There are more than 30 named wild varieties of Campanula rotundifolia. Small, round, basal leaves disappear before the flowers form, leaving only long, slender stem leaves. The delicate stems of harebells grow in clumps and reach a height of 30 to 60 centimetres (1 to 2 feet). Each stem bears one to several drooping blue-violet bells.

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • Harebell — Hare bell (h[^a]r b[e^]l ), n. (Bot.) A small, slender, branching plant ({Campanula rotundifolia}), having blue bell shaped flowers; also, {Scilla nutans}, which has similar flowers; called also {bluebell}. [Written also {hairbell}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • harebell — ► NOUN ▪ a plant with slender stems and pale blue bell shaped flowers …   English terms dictionary

  • harebell — [her′bel΄] n. [ME harebelle: see HARE & BELL1] a slender, delicate perennial bellflower (Campanula rotundifolia) with clusters of blue, bell shaped flowers …   English World dictionary

  • harebell — apskritalapis katilėlis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Katilėlinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Campanula rotundifolia), paplitęs Europoje, vakarų Azijoje ir Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Campanula rotundifolia angl. bluebell;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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  • harebell — gulsčioji veronika statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Veronica prostrata angl. harebell; Hungarian speedwell; prostrate speedwell vok. liegender Ehrenpreis; niederliegender Ehrenpreis rus. вероника ползучая; вероника простертая lenk.… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • harebell — noun Date: 1636 a slender blue flowered herb (Campanula rotundifolia) with linear leaves on the stem …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • harebell — noun A perennial flowering plant, Campanula rotundifolia, native to the Northern Hemisphere, with blue, bell like flowers …   Wiktionary

  • harebell — n. plant with clusters of blue bell shaped flowers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • harebell — noun a bellflower with slender stems and pale blue flowers in late summer. [Campanula rotundifolia.] …   English new terms dictionary

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