Definition of Mission bells
1. Noun. Herb of southwestern United States having dark purple bell-shaped flowers mottled with green.
2. Noun. Herb of northwestern America having green-and-purple bell-shaped flowers.
Generic synonyms: Checkered Lily, Fritillary
Lexicographical Neighbors of Mission Bells
Literary usage of Mission bells
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Writings of Bret Harte by Bret Harte (1904)
"O mission bells ! Eleison bells ! O mission bells of Monterey ! O bells that crash, O bells that clash Above the chimney-crowded plain, On wall and tower ..."
2. The Architectural History of Mission San Carlos Borromeo, California by Frances Rand Smith, Mrs. Frances Norris (Rand) Smith, California Historical Survey Commission (1921)
"... therefore, to include in this study only those buildings which were a part of, or definitely attached to, the mission court.66 The mission bells. ..."