Definition of bellflower in English:

bellflower

noun

  • A plant with bell-shaped flowers that are typically blue, purple, or white, many kinds being cultivated as ornamentals.

    • ‘When new leaves appear, divide asters, bellflowers, chrysanthemums, daylilies, sedums, Shasta daisies, and yarrow.’
    • ‘Brecknockshire prefers the Spreading bellflower, while Cardiganshire opts for the Bog-rosemary.’
    • ‘The chairs drawn up to the dining-room table are inlaid with strings of bellflowers suspended from rings, testifying to their Baltimore origin.’
    • ‘In the far corner of this view of the hall is a rare late eighteenth-century corner table, probably from Rhode Island, inlaid with exuberant bellflowers on the legs.’
    • ‘When summer-flowering perennials such as bellflowers, geraniums, lychnis, Shasta daisies, and spiderworts finish blooming and start to look tattered, cut back their stems to the rosette of new foliage at the base of the plants.’

Pronunciation

bellflower

/ˈbɛlflaʊə/