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A widely distributed bellflower with slender stems and pale blue flowers in late summer.Also called bluebell, especially in Scotland
- ‘Blue harebells and spring squill grew along the cliff path.’
- ‘There are orchid verges again, views to the moors on a clear day, and there was a patch of harebells.’
- ‘Yorkshire folk turned prickly yesterday after a wild flower charity announced that the common harebell had replaced the white rose as the county's floral emblem.’
- ‘The August sand-dune flora includes harebell and bloody crane's-bill, with sea rocket along the strand line and stonechats perched in the burnet roses.’
- ‘Purple gentians and orchids, blue scabious and harebells, orange hawkweeds, and cream and pink yarrow provide a kaleidoscope of colour to enjoy at the end of your walk.’
Middle English: probably so named because it is found growing in places frequented by hares.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.