silver bell ExamplesWord Origin noun
- 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.
Origin of silver bell An Americanism dating back to 1775–85 Also called silver-bell tree. Examples from the Web for silver bell Historical Examples of silver bell
The flowers of trees give names to tulip tree, silver-bell tree, and fringe tree.
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British Dictionary definitions for silver bell silver bell noun
- any of various deciduous trees of the styracaceous genus Halesia, esp H. carolina, of North America and China, having white bell-shaped flowersAlso called: snowdrop tree