silver bell
noun Date: 1785 any of a genus (Halesia) of deciduous trees and shrubs of the storax family; especially one (H. carolina) of the southeastern United States cultivated for its bell-shaped white flowers

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  • silver bell — ☆ silver bell n. any of a genus (Halesia) of small trees of the storax family, with drooping, bell shaped, white flowers, native to the E U.S. and to China: also silver bell tree [sil′ver bel΄] …   English World dictionary

  • silver bell — noun any of various deciduous trees of the genus Halesia having white bell shaped flowers • Hypernyms: ↑angiospermous tree, ↑flowering tree • Hyponyms: ↑silver bell tree, ↑silverbell tree, ↑snowdrop tree, ↑opossum wood, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • silver bell — any North American shrub or small tree belonging to the genus Halesia, of the storax family, having toothed leaves and drooping white, bell shaped flowers. Also called silver bell tree. [1775 85, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • silver bell — sil′ver bell′ n. pln any North American shrub or small tree of the genus Halesia, of the storax family, having toothed leaves and drooping white bell shaped flowers. Also called sil′ver bell′ tree …   From formal English to slang

  • Silver-bell tree — Silver Sil ver, a. 1. Of or pertaining to silver; made of silver; as, silver leaf; a silver cup. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling silver. Specifically: (a) Bright; resplendent; white. Silver hair. Shak. [1913 Webster] Others, on silver lakes and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • silver-bell tree — noun medium sized tree of West Virginia to Florida and Texas • Syn: ↑silverbell tree, ↑snowdrop tree, ↑opossum wood, ↑Halesia carolina, ↑Halesia tetraptera • Hypernyms: ↑silver bell * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Silver — Sil ver, a. 1. Of or pertaining to silver; made of silver; as, silver leaf; a silver cup. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling silver. Specifically: (a) Bright; resplendent; white. Silver hair. Shak. [1913 Webster] Others, on silver lakes and rivers,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Silver age — Silver Sil ver, a. 1. Of or pertaining to silver; made of silver; as, silver leaf; a silver cup. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling silver. Specifically: (a) Bright; resplendent; white. Silver hair. Shak. [1913 Webster] Others, on silver lakes and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Silver bush — Silver Sil ver, a. 1. Of or pertaining to silver; made of silver; as, silver leaf; a silver cup. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling silver. Specifically: (a) Bright; resplendent; white. Silver hair. Shak. [1913 Webster] Others, on silver lakes and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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