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bluebell, common name for several plants belonging to completely different classes, particularly the bellflower and the Virginia cowslip, or Virginia bluebell, of the family Boraginaceae (borage family) and the wood hyacinth, a squill of the family Liliaceae (lily family). Bluebells of the former family are classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Lamiales, while those of the latter are in the same division but in the class Liliatae, order Liliopsida.

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blue·bell / ˈbloōˌbel/ • n. 1. (also English bluebell) a widely cultivated European woodland plant (Hyacinthoides nonscripta) of the lily family that produces clusters of bell-shaped blue flowers in spring. 2. any of a number of other plants with blue bell-shaped flowers, in particular the bellflower and the Virginia bluebell.

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bluebell Spring-flowering blue flower, native to Europe. It grows from a bulb, especially in woodlands, and bears a drooping head of bell-shaped flowers. Height: 20–50cm (8–20in). Family Liliaceae; species Hyacinthoides non-scripta.

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1. (Australian) See WAHLENBERGIA.

2. (European, Endymion species) See LILIACEAE.

3. The bluebell of Scotland is Campanula rotundifolia of the family Campanulaceae.

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