Definitions for ericaˈɛr ɪ kə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

er•i•caˈɛr ɪ kə(n.)(pl.)-cas.

  1. any low-growing evergreen shrub belonging to the genus Erica, of the heath family, including several species of heather.

    Category: Plants

Origin of erica:

1820–30; < NL Erica, L < Gk ereíkē heath (plant), akin to OIr froech, Russ véres(k)

er`i•ca′ceous-ˈkeɪ ʃəs(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. erica, true heath(noun)

    any plant of the genus Erica


  1. Erica(ProperNoun)


  2. erica(Noun)

    Any of many heathers, of the genus Erica, used as garden plants

  3. Origin: Feminine form of Eric, ultimately from . The name has also been associated with the flower genus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Erica(noun)

    a genus of shrubby plants, including the heaths, many of them producing beautiful flowers


  1. Erica

    Erica, is a genus of approximately 860 species of flowering plants in the family Ericaceae. The English common names "heath" and "heather" are shared by some closely related genera of similar appearance. The genus Calluna was formerly included in Erica – it differs in having even smaller scale-leaves, and the flower corolla being more divided into separate petals. Erica is sometimes referred to as "winter heather" to distinguish it from Calluna.

Anagrams of erica

  1. areic

  2. ceria

Translations for erica

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


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

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