• WordNet 3.6
    • n campanula any of various plants of the genus Campanula having blue or white bell-shaped flowers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • prop. n Campanula (Bot) A large genus of plants bearing bell-shaped flowers, often of great beauty; -- also called bellflower.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Campanula kam-pan′ū-la a genus of flowers, commonly known as bell-flowers or bells, usually blue or white, the best-known species the harebell and Scotch bluebell
    • Campanula The Canterbury Bells is a biennial species—seen in many florists' varieties
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. campanula, a little bell; dim. of campana, bell


In literature:

At this moment she stooped to break off a spire of pale blue campanula.
"The Shuttle" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The rose-window above the projecting porch was adorned with blue campanula, like the first page of an illuminated missal.
"The Village Rector" by Honore de Balzac
He gathered one of these campanulas, carried it to his lips, and found its taste most agreeable.
"Samuel Brohl & Company" by Victor Cherbuliez
I am going to try whether Campanula sets seed without insect agency.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
A campanula had just opened its blue eye at the foot of one of the trees, and pale-blue forget-me-nots grew along the path.
"The Nameless Castle" by Maurus Jókai
The blue bells of campanulae swayed aloft, some of them even over the tall asphodels, whose golden stems served as their steeples.
"Abbe Mouret's Transgression La Faute De L'abbe Mouret" by Emile Zola
The Lohit Campanula is very common in the stony beds of either river.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
The only satisfactory method of growing Campanulas is to raise plants annually from good strains of seed.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
Campanula patula, or spreading bell flower .
"Handbook to the Severn Valley Railway Illustrative and Descriptive of Places along the Line from Worcester to Shrewsbury" by J. Randall
By a gateway stands a tall campanula or bell-flower, two feet high or nearly, with great bells of blue.
"Nature Near London" by Richard Jefferies
Campanula persicifolia, 50; C. pyramidalis alba, 53.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
The great campanulas, with their lavish, magnificent bells, flung up a flowery hedge between her face and the eyes of the others.
"A Country Gentleman and his Family" by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
The perennial Campanulas are most excellent for borders.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
Surrounding the rim of the pool there are Campanula medium, alternating with fall-sown Larkspur, the former replaced by Balsam.
"Beautiful Gardens in America" by Louise Shelton
I shall not, however, place the campanula in my herbarium, but in a vase of fresh water, where bouquets of sweet recollections bloom.
"Withered Leaves. Vol. I. (of III)" by Rudolf von Gottschall
And on the river there floated boats of fresh flowers, the red dianthus and the campanula, golden rod and meadow-sweet.
"Japanese Fairy Tales" by Grace James
We found the blue campanula holding a conspicuous place amongst the wild flowers.
"In the Arctic Seas" by Francis Leopold McClintock
Her thoughts bent down as an ear of corn fully ripe, as clustering campanulas in the fields.
"The Fisher Girl" by Björnstjerne Björnson
Harebell or Campanula Family.
"The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits" by Mary Elizabeth Parsons
I don't like dreaming a campanula is white when it is blue, blue when it is white.
"A Sovereign Remedy" by Flora Annie Steel