silver bell

silver bell

silver bell ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. 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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    Julia Ellen Rogers

  • British Dictionary definitions for silver bell silver bell noun

    1. 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

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