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campanulaceae Bellflower family of herbaceous flowering plants. There are c.300 species, including harebell, Canterbury bell, Coventry bell, peach bellflower and clustered bellflower. They are cultivated extensively for their delicate blossoms, often a pale or purplish blue in colour.

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campanula

campanula (pl. campanulae). Miniature bell-shaped form, such as conic guttae in the Doric Order, or the elements beneath the eaves of a pagoda or other building in the style of Chinoiserie.

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Bellflower (city, United States)

Bellflower, city (1990 pop. 61,815), Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1957. It is mainly residential with some light industry (fabricated metal products, steel foundry, rubber goods).

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bellflower (in botany)

bellflower or bluebell, name commonly used as a comprehensive term for members of the Campanulaceae, a family of chiefly herbaceous annuals or perennials of wide distribution, characteristically found on dry slopes in temperate and subtropical areas. Members of the large genus Campanula, predominantly of the Northern Hemisphere, are called campanulas, bellflowers (for the delicate, bell-shaped blossoms), or bluebells (for the prevailing color of the flowers). Among the most popular cultivated species are the harebell, or bluebell of Scotland (C. rotundifolia), native to Eurasia and North America, and the Canterbury bells (C. medium), native to S Europe. (The names bluebell and harebell are also used for Scilla nonscripta of the lily family.) Venus's looking-glass (genus Specularia) is found in the Mediterranean area and throughout North America. The giant bellflower (Ostrowskya magnifica), native to central Asia, attains a height of 8 ft (2.4 m); it is cultivated in the Puget Sound region. The family Lobeliaceae (lobelia family) is grouped with the bellflower family as a single taxonomic unit. The bellflower family is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Campanulales.

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campanula

campanula genus of plants with bell-shaped flowers. XVII. — modL., dim. of campāna; see prec. and -ULE.
So campanulate bell-shaped XVII; see -ATE 2.

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Campanula

Campanula (bellflowers) See CAMPANULACEAE.

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campanula

campanula (kămpăn´yələ): see bellflower.

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bellflower

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