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Definitions of heath

  1. a low evergreen shrub of the family Ericaceae; has small bell-shaped pink or purple flowers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (British) a tract of level wasteland; uncultivated land with sandy soil and scrubby vegetation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a tract of level wasteland; uncultivated land with sandy soil and scrubby vegetation Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. Also, any species of the genus Erica, of which several are European, and many more are South African, some of great beauty. See Illust. of Heather. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A place overgrown with heath; any cheerless tract of country overgrown with shrubs or coarse herbage. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A low shrub (Erica, Calluna, vulgaris), with minute evergreen leaves, and handsome clusters of pink flowers. It is used in Great Britain for brooms, thatch, beds for the poor, and for heating ovens. It is also called heather, and ling. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A small evergreen flowering shrub growing on level land; heather; a tract of waste or level land. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Heathery. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A barren open country: a small evergreen shrub with beautiful flowers, that grows on heaths. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Small evergreen shrub; land overgrown with heath. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. A low hardy evergreen shrub; open land overgrown with heath. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A narrow-leafed evergreen shrub of many species, with beautiful flowers, abundant on waste land in Britain; a place overgrown with heath or with shrubs of any kind. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. A small narrow-leafed flowering shrub of various species, very common on certain high lands-called in Scotland heather; a tract of land covered with heath; an open waste tract of land. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. Heb. 'arar, ( Jeremiah 17:6 ; 48:6 ), a species of juniper called by the Arabs by the same name ('arar), the Juniperus sabina or savin. "Its gloomy, stunted appearance, with its scale-like leaves pressed close to its gnarled stem, and cropped close by the wild goats, as it clings to the rocks about Petra, gives great force to the contrast suggested by the prophet, between him that trusteth in man, naked and destitute, and the man that trusteth in the Lord, flourishing as a tree planted by the waters" (Tristram, Natural History of the Bible). biblestudytools.com
  15. ( Jeremiah 17:6 ) was some species of juniper, probably the savin, a dwarf, stunted juniper which grows in the most sterile parts of the desert. biblestudytools.com
  16. h[=e]th, n. a barren open country: any shrub of genus Erica, or its congener Calluna, of the heath family (Ericaceæ), a hardy evergreen under-shrub.--ns. HEATH'-BELL, same as HEATHER-BELL; HEATH'-COCK, a large bird which frequents heaths: the black grouse:--fem. HEATH'-HEN; HEATH'-POULT, the heath-bird, esp. the female or young.--adj. HEATH'Y, abounding with heath. [A.S. h['æ]ð; Ger. heide, Goth. haithi, a waste.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. Bare flat waste tract of land, esp. if covered with shrubs; name of such shrubs, esp. of genus Erica; h.-bell, flower of h. & other plants; h.-berry, bilberry, crowberry, & other berries; h.-cock, blackcock. Hence heathy a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. [Her.] Jer. xvii. 6 ; xlviii. 6 ; Juniperus sabina, a dwarf juniper, in barren, rocky places of the desert. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  19. n. [Anglo-Saxon, German, Scottish] A native plant of the genus Erica, bearing beautiful flowers;—a place overgrown with heath; a desert tract of country. Cabinet Dictionary
  20. A plant; a place overgrown with heath; a place covered with shrubs of whatever kind. Complete Dictionary

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