Irish heath


Definition of Irish heath

: a low evergreen European shrub (Daboecia cantabrica) of the family Ericaceae that has slender leaves dark green above and whitish below and small nodding bell-shaped white or sometimes rosy or purplish flowers borne in erect terminal racemes

called also Saint-Dabeoc's-heath

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First Known Use of Irish heath

circa 1785, in the meaning defined above

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“Irish heath.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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