true heath

Definitions of true heath
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n any plant of the genus Erica

Synonyms:
erica
Types:
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Erica arborea, briar, brier, tree heath
evergreen treelike Mediterranean shrub having fragrant white flowers in large terminal panicles and hard woody roots used to make tobacco pipes
Erica carnea, spring heath, winter heath
dwarf European shrub with very early blooming bell-shaped red flowers
Erica cinerea, bell heather, fine-leaved heath, heather bell
common low European shrub with purple-red flowers
Erica tetralix, bell heather, cross-leaved heath
dwarf European shrub with rose-colored flowers
Cornish heath, Erica vagans
bushy shrub having pink to white flowers; common on the moors of Cornwall and in southwestern Europe; cultivated elsewhere
Erica lusitanica, Portuguese heath, Spanish heath
erect dense shrub native to western Iberian peninsula having profuse white or pink flowers; naturalized in southwestern England
Erica perspicua, Prince of Wales heath, Prince-of-Wales'-heath
South African shrub grown for its profusion of white flowers
Type of:
heath
a low evergreen shrub of the family Ericaceae; has small bell-shaped pink or purple flowers

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