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- Scottish term for bluebell
- ‘Daffodils, wild hyacinths and tulips, snowdrops, bluebells, daisies and buttercups littered the earth.’
- ‘Here, one of the Chicago region's best displays of wild hyacinth and wild geranium reaches its prime around Memorial Day.’
- ‘We witnessed the splendor of wild hyacinths in bloom and a tiger swallowtail visiting Golden Alexanders.’
- ‘These wild hyacinths bloom from late April to June, with the most spectacular displays in May.’
- ‘The wild hyacinths, or bluebells, had begun to fade, but a few could yet be gathered here and there in the woods and in the edges of the fields.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.