: a genus of low shrubs (family Ericaceae) included by some in the genus Erica but distinguished by opposite leaves and sepals which are much longer than the petals see heather

Word History


New Latin, irregular from Greek kallynein to beautify, sweep clean, from kallos beauty; from its use in making brooms

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“Calluna.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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