heather definition

  • noun:
    • A low-growing Eurasian shrub (Calluna vulgaris) growing in dense masses and having tiny evergreen leaves and clusters of tiny, bell-shaped pinkish-purple flowers. Also called ling2.
    • See heath.
    • A grayish purple to purplish red.
    • An evergreen plant, Calluna vulgaris, with spiky leaves and little purple, pink, or white flowers.
    • The Ericaceae family.
    • numerous species of the genus Erica.
    • different types of the genus Cassiope.
    • A purple color with a tint of pink and blue.
    • Heath.
    • Heath: specially applied to Calluna vulgaris, the typical heather.
    • The crowberry, Empetrum nigrum.
    • A tweed or similar textile, frequently 56 inches large, woven of heather-wool, and presenting a color-effect like that of heather. Also known as heather combination.
    • Menziesia pilosa. See Menziesia.
    • typical Old World heath represented by many people varieties; low evergreen cultivated widely within the north hemisphere
    • interwoven yarns of mixed colors making muted greyish colors with flecks of color
  • adjective:
    • Of a purple colour with a tint with pink and blue.

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