bellflower

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bellflower any of various plants of the genus Campanula having blue or white bell-shaped flowers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bellflower A kind of apple. The yellow bellflower is a large, yellow winter apple.
    • n Bellflower (Bot) A plant of the genus Campanula; -- so named from its bell-shaped flowers.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. bellefleur, lit., beautiful flower

Usage

In literature:

I adored Mother Bellflower.
"Selected Writings of Guy de Maupassant" by Guy de Maupassant
It was a yellow Bellflower without a blemish, and very large and smooth.
"Great Possessions" by David Grayson
June will give the bellflower, mullein, bee balm and foxglove.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
Hepplewhite used straight or tapering legs with spade feet for his furniture, often inlaid with bellflowers in satinwood.
"Furnishing the Home of Good Taste" by Lucy Abbot Throop
I adored Mother Bellflower.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
The red Bellflower of America.
"The Botanical Magazine Vol. 7" by William Curtis
Ortly, or White Bellflower.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
Have tried and discarded Dominie, Roman Stem, and Bellflower; the latter on account of shy bearing.
"The Apple" by Various
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In poetry:

Now 'tis the time when, tall,
The long blue torches of the bellflower gleam
Among the trees; and, by the wooded stream.
In many a fragrant ball.
Blooms of the button-bush fall.
"July" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

BELLFLOWER, Calif — They didn't have to call Ace Ventura, or any other pet detective.
A man and his pet iguana were reunited and a suspected thief was behind bars Friday, nearly six months after the 4 1/2-foot- long, 30-pound reptile was stolen from a Bellflower auto body shop.
Oscilloscope 's notable releases have included "Meek's Cutoff," "Wendy and Lucy," "Bellflower," "No Impact Man," "Shut Up and Play the Hits" and the upcoming "Samsara.
'Bellflower' and ' Putty Hill' Announce a New Generation of Indie Filmmakers.
Paramedics respond to the Stater Bros in Bellflower on Tuesday, Aug 7, 2012.
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are searching for two armed men who held up a Stater Bros market in Bellflower.
Bellflower woman's trial in death of father delayed.
The trial of a Bellflower woman charged with killing her elderly father and partially burying him in their backyard has been put off until at least January, court staff said Thursday.
Yvonne DeBoer, 55, of Bellflower applies for a job at a Wal-Mart mart hiring center set up in a YMCA office in Downey.
The grand opening of Lazy Acres at 2080 N Bellflower Blvd in Long Beach.
The dog slipped out of his Bellflower, Calif, home and was found in Denton, Texas, a month later.
She was born on July 2, 1926 in Bellflower, California.
They were married Sept 8, 1962, in Bellflower, Calif They lived in Santa Fe Springs, Calif, before moving to the Mid-Columbia 33 years ago.
Lakewood sheriffs inspect a car that led them on a chase which ended at the McDonalds on Bellflower Boulevard and 23rd Street in East Long Beach on Friday morning.
In Andy Bloch's new comedy "The Bellflower Sessions ," Jack Calvin is presented as an incarcerated Everyman, someone who's gone around the bend after being worn down by the daily grind.
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