Definitions for Heatherˈhɛð ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

heath•erˈhɛð ər(n.)

  1. any of various heaths, esp. Calluna vulgaris, of England and Scotland, having small pinkish purple flowers.

    Category: Plants

  2. (adj.)(of a yarn or fabric color) subtly flecked or mottled:

    all-cotton turtlenecks in your choice of five solid colors plus heather gray and heather green.

    Category: Clothing

Origin of heather:

1300–50; sp. var. of hether, earlier hedder, hadder, hather, ME hathir; akin to heath


Princeton's WordNet

  1. heather, ling, Scots heather, broom, Calluna vulgaris(noun)

    common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere

  2. heather mixture, heather(noun)

    interwoven yarns of mixed colors producing muted greyish shades with flecks of color


  1. heather(Noun)

    An evergreen plant, Calluna vulgaris, with spiky leaves and small purple, pink, or white flowers.

  2. heather(Noun)

    The Ericaceae family.

  3. heather(Noun)

    Various species of the genus Erica.

  4. heather(Noun)

    Various species of the genus Cassiope.

  5. heather(Adjective)

    Of a purple colour with a tint with pink and blue.

  6. Heather(ProperNoun)

    from the English noun heather. Popular in the end of the 20th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heather(noun)


Anagrams of Heather

  1. heareth

Translations for Heather

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a plant with small purple or white flowers growing eg in hilly parts of Britain.

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