Main definitions of bellflower in US English:

: bellflower1Bellflower2

bellflower1

noun

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

    Genus Campanula, family Campanulaceae: many species, including the Eurasian clustered bellflower (C. glomerata) and the harebell

    • ‘The chairs drawn up to the dining-room table are inlaid with strings of bellflowers suspended from rings, testifying to their Baltimore origin.’
    • ‘Brecknockshire prefers the Spreading bellflower, while Cardiganshire opts for the Bog-rosemary.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

bellflower

/ˈbɛlˌflaʊ(ə)r//ˈbelˌflou(ə)r/

Main definitions of bellflower in US English:

: bellflower1Bellflower2

Bellflower2

proper noun

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

Pronunciation

Bellflower

/ˈbɛlˌflaʊ(ə)r//ˈbelˌflou(ə)r/