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heather

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noun heath·er \ ˈhe-t͟hər \

Definition of heather

: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 U.S.

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Origin and Etymology of heather

Middle English (northern) hather

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heather

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Definition of heather

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First Known Use of heather

1615

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HEATHER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of heather for English Language Learners

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


HEATHER Defined for Kids

heather

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noun heath·er \ ˈhe-t͟hər \

Definition of heather for Students

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


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