coral bells

an alumroot, Heuchera sanguinea, of southwestern North America, having red, bell-shaped flowers, cultivated in many varieties.
[1895-1900]

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  • coral bells — ☆ coral bells n. n. a perennial, ornamental alumroot (Heuchera sanguinea) native to SW North America, with racemes of drooping pink or white flowers: also written coral bells n …   English World dictionary

  • coral-bells — cor·al bells (kôrʹəl bĕlz , kŏrʹ ) pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) A species of alumroot (Heuchera sanguinea) native to the southwest United States and Mexico, widely cultivated in gardens for its clusters of small, bell shaped, red to… …   Universalium

  • coral bells — cor′al bells′ n. pln an alumroot, Heuchera sanguinea, of SW North America, having drooping, bell shaped flowers in coral hues …   From formal English to slang

  • coral bells — an alumroot, Heuchera sanguinea, of southwestern North America, having red, bell shaped flowers, cultivated in many varieties. [1895 1900] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Coral — Cor al, n. [Of. coral, F, corail, L. corallum, coralium, fr. Gr. kora llion.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The hard parts or skeleton of various Anthozoa, and of a few Hydrozoa. Similar structures are also formed by some Bryozoa. [1913 Webster] Note: The large… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Coral fish — Coral Cor al, n. [Of. coral, F, corail, L. corallum, coralium, fr. Gr. kora llion.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The hard parts or skeleton of various Anthozoa, and of a few Hydrozoa. Similar structures are also formed by some Bryozoa. [1913 Webster] Note: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coral insects — Coral Cor al, n. [Of. coral, F, corail, L. corallum, coralium, fr. Gr. kora llion.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The hard parts or skeleton of various Anthozoa, and of a few Hydrozoa. Similar structures are also formed by some Bryozoa. [1913 Webster] Note: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coral reefs — Coral Cor al, n. [Of. coral, F, corail, L. corallum, coralium, fr. Gr. kora llion.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The hard parts or skeleton of various Anthozoa, and of a few Hydrozoa. Similar structures are also formed by some Bryozoa. [1913 Webster] Note: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coral root — Coral Cor al, n. [Of. coral, F, corail, L. corallum, coralium, fr. Gr. kora llion.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The hard parts or skeleton of various Anthozoa, and of a few Hydrozoa. Similar structures are also formed by some Bryozoa. [1913 Webster] Note: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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