Definition of Heather

1. Noun. Common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere.

Exact synonyms: Broom, Calluna Vulgaris, Ling, Scots Heather
Generic synonyms: Heath
Group relationships: Calluna, Genus Calluna



2. Noun. Interwoven yarns of mixed colors producing muted greyish shades with flecks of color.
Exact synonyms: Heather Mixture
Generic synonyms: Color, Coloring, Colour, Colouring

Definition of Heather

1. n. Heath.

Definition of Heather

1. Proper noun. (given name female from=English) from the English noun heather. Popular in the end of the 20th century. ¹

2. Noun. (botany) An evergreen plant, ''Calluna vulgaris'', with spiky leaves and small purple, pink, or white flowers. ¹

3. Noun. (botany) The Ericaceae family. ¹

4. Noun. (botany) Various species of the genus Erica. ¹

5. Noun. (botany) Various species of the genus Cassiope. ¹

6. Noun. A purple colour with a tint of pink and blue. ¹

7. Adjective. Of a purple colour with a tint with pink and blue. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Heather

1. an evergreen shrub [n -S] : HEATHERY [adj]

Medical Definition of Heather

1. Heath. "Gorse and grass And heather, where his footsteps pass, The brighter seem. " (Longfellow) Heather bell, one of the pretty subglobose flowers of two European kinds of heather (Erica Tetralix, and E. Cinerea). See: Heath. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heather

heathendoms
heathenesse
heathenish
heathenishly
heathenishness
heathenism
heathenisms
heathenize
heathenized
heathenizes
heathenizing
heathenly
heathenries
heathenry
heathens
heather (current term)
heather-bell
heather-mixture
heather bell
heather mixture
heathered
heatherlike
heathers
heathery
heathfowl
heathier
heathiest
heathland
heathlands
heathless

Literary usage of Heather

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1. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"Ye grouss that crap the heather bud ; El. on Capt. MH* 7. she has ta'en to the heather, . . . Jenny M*Craw t Amang the heather, ..."

2. Century Readings for a Course in English Literature by John William Cunliffe, Karl Young (1915)
"heather ALE: A GALLOWAY LEGEND From the bonny bells of heather They brewed a drink long-syne, Was sweeter far than honey, Was stronger far than wine. ..."

3. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"In smiles and tears, in sun and showers, The minstrel and the heather, ... Wild heather-bells and Robert Burns! The moorland flower and peasant! ..."

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