bell heather

noun

Definition of bell heather

  1. 1a :  a European heather (Erica tetralix) with rose-colored flowers b :  a European heather (E. cinerea) with purple flowers —called also heather bell

  2. 2 :  an alpine plant (Cassiope mertensiana) of western North America found in wet places and resembling a heath

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