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heather

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noun heath·er \ˈhe-thər\

Simple Definition of heather

  • : a low-growing plant of northern areas that has small leaves and tiny white or purplish-pink flowers

Full Definition of heather

  1. :  heath 2a; especially :  a common Eurasian heath (Calluna vulgaris) of northern and alpine regions that has small crowded sessile leaves and racemes of tiny usually purplish-pink flowers and is naturalized in the northeastern United States

Origin of heather

Middle English (northern) hather


First Known Use: 14th century

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heather

adjective heath·er

Definition of heather



1615

First Known Use of heather

1615

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HEATHER Defined for Kids

heather

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noun heath·er \ˈhe-thər\

Definition of heather

  1. :  an evergreen heath of northern and mountainous areas with pink flowers and needlelike leaves




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