red heath


Definition of red heath

1 : a heather (Calluna vulgaris)
2 : a New Zealand shrub (Dracophyllum recurvum) of the family Epacridaceae resembling a heath and having small red flowers
3 or red heather : either of two low growing alpine heaths (Phyllodoce empetriformis and P. bremeri) having rose-colored flowers

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“Red heath.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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