Bellwort
Bellwort Bell"wort", n. (Bot.) A genus of plants ({Uvularia}) with yellowish bell-shaped flowers. [1913 Webster]

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  • bellwort — [bel′wʉrt΄] n. 1. any of a genus (Uvularia) of perennial woodland plants of the lily family, native to North America, with conspicuous, drooping, bell shaped yellow flowers 2. Chiefly Brit. any of various bellflowers (esp. genus Campanula) …   English World dictionary

  • bellwort — /bel werrt , wawrt /, n. a plant of the genus Uvularia, of the lily family, having a delicate, bell shaped yellow flower. Also called merry bells. [1775 85; BELL1 + WORT2] * * * ▪ plant       any of five species of woodland plants that constitute …   Universalium

  • bellwort — noun Date: 1784 any of a small genus (Uvularia) of herbs of the lily family with yellow bell shaped flowers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bellwort — noun Any of several perennial plants, of the genus Uvularia, that have yellow, bell shaped flowers …   Wiktionary

  • bellwort — bell•wort [[t]ˈbɛlˌwɜrt, ˌwɔrt[/t]] n. pln a plant of the genus Uvularia, of the lily family, having delicate bell shaped yellow flowers • Etymology: 1775–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • bellwort — noun any of various plants of the genus Uvularia having yellowish drooping bell shaped flowers • Syn: ↑merry bells, ↑wild oats • Hypernyms: ↑flower • Hyponyms: ↑strawflower, ↑cornflower, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • perfoliate bellwort — a slender plant, Uvularia perfoliata, of the lily family, of eastern North America, having pale yellow, bell shaped flowers. * * * …   Universalium

  • large-flowered bellwort — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a slender woodland herb (Uvularia grandiflora) of eastern No. America with perfoliate leaves and lemon yellow bell shaped flowers …   Useful english dictionary

  • mealy bellwort — noun : mohawk weed …   Useful english dictionary

  • perfoliate bellwort — a slender plant, Uvularia perfoliata, of the lily family, of eastern North America, having pale yellow, bell shaped flowers …   Useful english dictionary

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