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heath

  

      n  
1      (Brit)   a large open area, usually with sandy soil and scrubby vegetation, esp. heather  
2      (Also called)    heather   any low-growing evergreen ericaceous shrub of the Old World genus Erica and related genera, having small bell-shaped typically pink or purple flowers  
3    any of several nonericaceous heathlike plants, such as sea heath  
4      (Austral)   any of various heathlike plants of the genus Epacris  
5    any of various small brown satyrid butterflies of the genus Coenonympha, with coppery-brown wings, esp. the large heath (C. tullia)  
     (Old English hæth; related to Old Norse heithr field, Old High German heida heather)  
  heathlike      adj  
  heathy      adj  


Heath  
      n   Edward (Richard George). born 1916, British statesman; leader of the Conservative Party (1965--75); prime minister 1970--74  
heath cock  
      n      another name for       blackcock  
heath grass   , heather grass  
      n   a perennial European grass, Sieglingia decumbens, with flat hairless leaves  
heath hen  
      n  
1       another name for       greyhen  
2    a recently extinct variety of the prairie chicken  
Heath Robinson  
      adj   (of a mechanical device) absurdly complicated in design and having a simple function  
     (C20: named after William Heath Robinson (1872--1944), British cartoonist)  
heath wren  
      n   either of two ground-nesting warblers of southern Australia, Hylacola pyrrhopygia or H. cauta, noted for their song and their powers of mimicry  
sea heath  
      n   a small tough perennial plant, Frankenia laevis, of Eurasian salt marshes, having minute leaves and pink flowers: family Frankeniaceae  
tree heath  
      n      another name for       briar   1       1  
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heather  
      n  
1      (Also called)    ling, heath          a low-growing evergreen Eurasian ericaceous shrub, Calluna vulgaris, that grows in dense masses on open ground and has clusters of small bell-shaped typically pinkish-purple flowers  
2    any of certain similar plants  
3    a purplish-red to pinkish-purple colour  
      adj  
4    of a heather colour  
5    of or relating to interwoven yarns of mixed colours  
heather mixture     
     (C14: originally Scottish and Northern English, probably from heath)  
  heathered      adj  
  heathery      adj  


heath  
      n  
1      (Brit)   a large open area, usually with sandy soil and scrubby vegetation, esp. heather  
2      (Also called)    heather   any low-growing evergreen ericaceous shrub of the Old World genus Erica and related genera, having small bell-shaped typically pink or purple flowers  
3    any of several nonericaceous heathlike plants, such as sea heath  
4      (Austral)   any of various heathlike plants of the genus Epacris  
5    any of various small brown satyrid butterflies of the genus Coenonympha, with coppery-brown wings, esp. the large heath (C. tullia)  
     (Old English hæth; related to Old Norse heithr field, Old High German heida heather)  
  heathlike      adj  
  heathy      adj  
Heath  
      n   Edward (Richard George). born 1916, British statesman; leader of the Conservative Party (1965--75); prime minister 1970--74  
heath cock  
      n      another name for       blackcock  
heath grass   , heather grass  
      n   a perennial European grass, Sieglingia decumbens, with flat hairless leaves  
heath hen  
      n  
1       another name for       greyhen  
2    a recently extinct variety of the prairie chicken  
Heath Robinson  
      adj   (of a mechanical device) absurdly complicated in design and having a simple function  
     (C20: named after William Heath Robinson (1872--1944), British cartoonist)  
heath wren  
      n   either of two ground-nesting warblers of southern Australia, Hylacola pyrrhopygia or H. cauta, noted for their song and their powers of mimicry  
sea heath  
      n   a small tough perennial plant, Frankenia laevis, of Eurasian salt marshes, having minute leaves and pink flowers: family Frankeniaceae  
tree heath  
      n      another name for       briar   1       1  

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Heath  
      n   Edward (Richard George). born 1916, British statesman; leader of the Conservative Party (1965--75); prime minister 1970--74  


heath  
      n  
1      (Brit)   a large open area, usually with sandy soil and scrubby vegetation, esp. heather  
2      (Also called)    heather   any low-growing evergreen ericaceous shrub of the Old World genus Erica and related genera, having small bell-shaped typically pink or purple flowers  
3    any of several nonericaceous heathlike plants, such as sea heath  
4      (Austral)   any of various heathlike plants of the genus Epacris  
5    any of various small brown satyrid butterflies of the genus Coenonympha, with coppery-brown wings, esp. the large heath (C. tullia)  
     (Old English hæth; related to Old Norse heithr field, Old High German heida heather)  
  heathlike      adj  
  heathy      adj  
heath cock  
      n      another name for       blackcock  
heath grass   , heather grass  
      n   a perennial European grass, Sieglingia decumbens, with flat hairless leaves  
heath hen  
      n  
1       another name for       greyhen  
2    a recently extinct variety of the prairie chicken  
Heath Robinson  
      adj   (of a mechanical device) absurdly complicated in design and having a simple function  
     (C20: named after William Heath Robinson (1872--1944), British cartoonist)  
heath wren  
      n   either of two ground-nesting warblers of southern Australia, Hylacola pyrrhopygia or H. cauta, noted for their song and their powers of mimicry  
sea heath  
      n   a small tough perennial plant, Frankenia laevis, of Eurasian salt marshes, having minute leaves and pink flowers: family Frankeniaceae  
tree heath  
      n      another name for       briar   1       1  

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