a low evergreen shrub of the family Ericaceae; has small bell-shaped pink or purple flowers
a tract of level wasteland; uncultivated land with sandy soil and scrubby vegetation
Any small evergreen shrub of the genus Erica.
A tract of level uncultivated land with sandy soil and scrubby vegetation; heathland.
Origin: From hæþ, from haiþī, from kaito-. Cognate with Albanian kath, kasht.
a low shrub (Erica, / Calluna, vulgaris), with minute evergreen leaves, and handsome clusters of pink flowers. It is used in Great Britain for brooms, thatch, beds for the poor, and for heating ovens. It is also called heather, and ling
also, any species of the genus Erica, of which several are European, and many more are South African, some of great beauty. See Illust. of Heather
a place overgrown with heath; any cheerless tract of country overgrown with shrubs or coarse herbage
Origin: [OE. heth waste land, the plant heath, AS. h; akin to D. & G. heide, Icel. heir waste land, Dan. hede, Sw. hed, Goth. haii field, L. bucetum a cow pasture; cf. W. coed a wood, Skr. kshtra field. 20.]
A heath or heathland is a shrubland habitat found mainly on low quality, acidic soils, and is characterised by open, low growing woody vegetation. There are some clear differences between heath and moorland. For example moorland has a very peaty topsoil, and it is also free-draining, whereas a heath is not. Moorland is generally related to high-ground heaths with — especially in Great Britain — a cooler and damper climate. Heaths are widespread worldwide. They form extensive and highly diverse communities across Australia in humid and sub-humid areas. Fire regimes with recurring burning are required for the maintenance of the heathlands. Even more diverse though less widespread heath communities occur in Southern Africa. Extensive heath communities can also be found in the California chaparral, New Caledonia, central Chile and along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. In addition to these extensive heath areas, the vegetation type is also found in scattered locations across all continents, except Antarctica.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hēth, n. a barren open country: any shrub of genus Erica, or its congener Calluna, of the heath family (Ericaceæ), a hardy evergreen under-shrub.—ns. Heath′-bell, same as Heather-bell; Heath′-cock, a large bird which frequents heaths: the black grouse:—fem. Heath&primeprime;-hen; Heath′-poult, the heath-bird, esp. the female or young.—adj. Heath′y, abounding with heath. [A.S. hǽð; Ger. heide, Goth. haithi, a waste.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Various broom-stuffs used in breaming.
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The numerical value of Heath in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Heath in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of Heath in a Sentence
Heath was the most alive human, and if it wasn't on the edge, it didn't interest him.
The good news is that that outbreak stopped without any intervention by the heath department or anybody.
Riches, like glory or heath, have no more beauty or pleasure than their possessor is pleased to lend them.
Edward Heath does feature as part of Operation Whistle, currently investigating historical allegations of abuse in Jersey.
The new Joker is a plunge into nihilism. There is no redemption at all. It is a lot grimmer to watch than even Heath Ledger's Joker in 'The Dark Knight'.
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- θαμνότοπος, ξερότοπος, ρείκιGreek
- kellokanerva, nummiFinnish
- bruyère, landeFrench
- fraochScottish Gaelic
- hanga, pusztaság, pusztaHungarian
- lyng, heiðiIcelandic
- heide, heiDutch
- charneca, urzePortuguese
- vriština, pustara, vrijesSerbo-Croatian
- ljung, hed, hedmarkSwedish
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