bell-, bel-

(Latin: pretty, beautiful)

beauteous (adjective), more beauteous, most beauteous
More of a poetic term for very attractive to look at.
beautician (s) (noun), beauticians (pl)
beautification (s) (noun), beautifications (pl)
beautified (noun), more beautified, most beautified
beautifier (s) (noun), beautifiers (pl)
beautiful (adjective), more beautiful, most beautiful
1. Very pleasing and impressive to look at, to listen to, to touch, to smell, or to taste.
2. Very good or enjoyable.
3. Having beauty; having qualities that give great pleasure or satisfaction to see, hear, think about, etc.
4. Delighting the senses or mind; such as, a beautiful dress; a beautiful speech.
5. Excellent because of its kind: "The chef served us a beautiful evening meal."
6. Wonderful; very pleasing or satisfying.

I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want; an adorable pancreas?

—Jean Kerr
beautifully (adverb), more beautifully, most beautifully
beautifulness (s)(noun), (no plural form)
beautify (verb), beautifies; beautified; beautifying
beauty (s) (noun), beauties (pl)
Etymology: from about 1275, from Anglo-Norman beute, from Old French bealte, earlier beltet, from Vulgar Latin bellitatem, "state of being handsome", from Latin bellus, "fine, beautiful"; in classical Latin especially a reference to women and children, or ironically or insultingly of men.
Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone.
—Murphy's Law
The average girl would rather have beauty than brains because she knows the average man can see much better than he can think.
Ladies Home Journal
beauty parlor (s) (lexicomedy); beauty parlors (pl)
A place, or places, where some women go to dye.
belladonna (s) (noun), belladonnas (pl)
Etymology: from Italian bella donna, literally, "beautiful lady", which was altered by folk etymology from Medieval Latin bladona, "nightshade"; from bella, feminine of bello, "beautiful"; which came from Latin bellus + donna, "lady".

The folk etymology resulted from the use of nightshade as a cosmetic for dilating the eyes.

belle (s) (noun), belles (pl)
An attractive woman or girl.
belles-lettres, belles lettres (plural form used with a singular verb) (noun)
Etymology: from French; literally, "fine letters" from belles, plural of belle,; feminine form of beau, "fine, beautiful" + lettres, plural of lettre, "letter".
belvedere (s) (noun), belvederes (pl)
1. A building or part of a building positioned to offer a fine view of the surrounding area.
2. A roofed structure, especially a small pavilion or tower on top of a building, situated so as to view a wide area.
3. Etymology: "raised turret on top of a house", from Italian belvedere' literally, "a beautiful sight", from bel, bello, "beautiful" + vedere, "a view, a sight".