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NOUN (3)

1. sometimes placed in genus Scilla;
[syn: wild hyacinth, wood hyacinth, bluebell, harebell, Hyacinthoides nonscripta, Scilla nonscripta]

2. one of the most handsome prairie wildflowers having large erect bell-shaped bluish flowers; of moist places in prairies and fields from eastern Colorado and Nebraska south to New Mexico and Texas;
[syn: prairie gentian, tulip gentian, bluebell, Eustoma grandiflorum]

3. perennial of northern hemisphere with slender stems and bell-shaped blue flowers;
[syn: harebell, bluebell, Campanula rotundifolia]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Harebell \Hare"bell`\ (h[^a]r"b[e^]l`), n. (Bot.) A small, slender, branching plant (Campanula rotundifolia), having blue bell-shaped flowers; also, Scilla nutans, which has similar flowers; -- called also bluebell. [Written also hairbell.] [1913 Webster] E'en the light harebell raised its head. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bluebell \Blue"bell`\, n. (Bot.) (a) A plant of the genus Campanula, especially the Campanula rotundifolia, which bears blue bell-shaped flowers; the harebell. (b) A plant of the genus Scilla (Scilla nutans). [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bluebell n 1: sometimes placed in genus Scilla [syn: wild hyacinth, wood hyacinth, bluebell, harebell, Hyacinthoides nonscripta, Scilla nonscripta] 2: one of the most handsome prairie wildflowers having large erect bell-shaped bluish flowers; of moist places in prairies and fields from eastern Colorado and Nebraska south to New Mexico and Texas [syn: prairie gentian, tulip gentian, bluebell, Eustoma grandiflorum] 3: perennial of northern hemisphere with slender stems and bell- shaped blue flowers [syn: harebell, bluebell, Campanula rotundifolia]