Definition of Bellflower

1. Noun. Any of various plants of the genus Campanula having blue or white bell-shaped flowers.




Definition of Bellflower

1. n. A plant of the genus Campanula; -- so named from its bell-shaped flowers.

2. n. A kind of apple. The yellow bellflower is a large, yellow winter apple.

Definition of Bellflower

1. Noun. a common name for flowering plants in any of the genera Campanula, Campanulastrum, Codonopsis, or Platycodon. ¹

2. Noun. a flower of one of these plants, which is shaped like a bell ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bellflower

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Medical Definition of Bellflower

1. A plant of the genus Campanula; so named from its bell-shaped flowers. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bellflower

belleeks
bellend
bellends
bellerophon
bellerophons
belles
belles-lettres
belles-lettristic
belles lettres
belleter
belleters
belletrism
belletrist
belletristic
belletrists
bellflower (current term)
bellflower family
bellflowers
bellfounder
bellfounders
bellgirl
bellgirls
bellhop
bellhops
bellibone
bellibones
bellicism
bellicist
bellicists
bellicose

Literary usage of Bellflower

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1. The American Journal of Horticulture and Florist's Companion (1868)
"bellflower. — The bellflower Apple (frequently called the Yellow bellflower improperly, the true name of that known as the ..."

2. The Commercial Apple Industry of North America by John Clifford Folger, Samuel Mable Thomson (1921)
"Yellow bellflower, if not declining, has at least experienced very little ... The Yellow bellflower is an old variety. In 1817 Coxe reported that the ..."

3. The American Fruit Culturist, Containing Directions for the Propagation and by John Jacob Thomas (1849)
"bellflower, Yellow Belle- fleur.) Large, often quite large, oblong-ovate, apex quite narrow and conical, more or less irregular; surface pale yellow, ..."

4. Landscape Gardening: Notes and Suggestions on Lawns and Lawn Planting by Samuel Parsons (1895)
"The buds, before opening, become inflated like a balloon. The flower is a shallow bell, two inches or more across and LARGE bellflower. ..."

5. The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and by C M Hovey (1861)
"Yet, after a time, he was convinced of his error. It was so with the White bellflower, which Mr. D. described as a new apple, but which we pronounced ..."

6. Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan (1917)
"One gladly risks a watery grave or broken bones to bring down a bunch from its aerial cranny. Venus' Looking-glass; Clasping bellflower ..."

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