bellwort


bellwort
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)

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  • Bellwort — Bell wort , n. (Bot.) A genus of plants ({Uvularia}) with yellowish bell shaped flowers. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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