erica

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noun er·i·ca \ˈer-i-kə\

Definition of erica

  1. :  any of a large genus (Erica) of evergreen chiefly African plants of the heath family ranging from low shrubs to small trees

Origin and Etymology of erica

New Latin, from Latin erice heather, from Greek ereikē — more at briar


First Known Use: 1826


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