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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- any of a genus (Uvularia) of perennial woodland plants of the lily family, native to North America, with conspicuous, drooping, bell-shaped yellow flowers
- Chiefly Brit. any of various bellflowers (esp. genus Campanula)
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Any of various perennial plants of the genus Uvularia in the lily family, native to eastern North America and having solitary, nodding, yellow bell-shaped flowers. Also called merry-bells.