Main definitions of bellflower in English

: bellflower1Bellflower2

bellflower1

noun

  • A plant with bell-shaped flowers that are usually blue, purple, pink, or white. Many kinds are cultivated as ornamentals.

    • ‘The chairs drawn up to the dining-room table are inlaid with strings of bellflowers suspended from rings, testifying to their Baltimore origin.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘When new leaves appear, divide asters, bellflowers, chrysanthemums, daylilies, sedums, Shasta daisies, and yarrow.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Brecknockshire prefers the Spreading bellflower, while Cardiganshire opts for the Bog-rosemary.’

Pronunciation

bellflower

/ˈbelˌflou(ə)r//ˈbɛlˌflaʊ(ə)r/

Main definitions of bellflower in English

: bellflower1Bellflower2

Bellflower2

proper noun

  • A city in southwestern California, southeast of Los Angeles; population 73,033 (est. 2008)

Pronunciation

Bellflower

/ˈbelˌflou(ə)r/