bluebell vs harebell what difference

what is difference between bluebell and harebell

English

Etymology

blue +‎ bell

Noun

bluebell (plural bluebells)

  1. Various flowering plants with blue, usually pendulous, flowers.
    1. In genus Hyacinthoides
      1. common bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta)
      2. Spanish bluebell (Hyacinthoides hispanica)
      3. Italian bluebell (Hyacinthoides italica)
    2. In other genera
      1. genus Muscari, the grape hyacinth)
      2. (usually in the plural) Virginia bluebell (Mertensia virginica)
      3. Scottish bluebell (harebell) (Campanula rotundifolia)
      4. Australian royal bluebell (Wahlenbergia gloriosa)
      5. Texas bluebell (Eustoma russellianum)
      6. desert bluebell or California bluebell (Phacelia campanularia)

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English

Alternative forms

  • hairbell

Etymology

From Middle English harebelle, equivalent to hare +‎ bell.

Noun

harebell (plural harebells)

  1. A perennial flowering plant, Campanula rotundifolia, native to the Northern Hemisphere, with blue, bell-like flowers.
    • 1789, Erasmus Darwin, The Loves of the Plants, J. Johnson, p. 2:
      How Snow-drops cold, and blue-eyed Harebells blend / Their tender tears, as o’er the stream they bend [] .

Synonyms

  • bluebell, blawort, lady’s thimble, witch’s bells, witch’s thimbles

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Anagrams

  • beer hall, beerhall

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