American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A low-growing Eurasian shrub (Calluna vulgaris) growing in dense masses and having small evergreen leaves and clusters of small, bell-shaped pinkish-purple flowers. Also called ling2.
- n. See heath.
- n. A grayish purple to purplish red.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Heath: especially applied to Calluna vulgaris, the common heather. It differs from the other true heaths in possessing astringent properties, and is employed by both fullers and dyers. See cut under
- n. The crowberry, Empetrum nigrum.
- n. A tweed or similar fabric, usually 56 inches wide, woven of heather-wool, and presenting a color-effect like that of heather. Also called heather mixture.
- n. Menziesia pilosa. See Menziesia.
- n. botany An evergreen plant, Calluna vulgaris, with spiky leaves and small purple, pink, or white flowers.
- n. botany The Ericaceae family.
- n. botany Various species of the genus Erica.
- n. botany Various species of the genus Cassiope.
- n. A purple colour with a tint of pink and blue.
- adj. Of a purple colour with a tint with pink and blue.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Scot. Heath.
- n. common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere
- n. interwoven yarns of mixed colors producing muted greyish shades with flecks of color
- Alteration (influenced by heath) of Middle English hather, probably from Old English *hǣddre. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The 'county set' have tailored things made out of fine suiting-cloth in heather shades and stripes.”
“If heather is truly a professor of history – then she probably teaches at BOB JONES UNIVERSITY.”
“We also discovered during lunch that heather is very comfortable to sit on.”
“The only place on the heath where the heather is not all-powerful is a low, stony ridge which crosses it.”
“Sedum ‘Vera Jameson’ lines this area, referred to as the heather bed for it once was home to over twenty heaths and heathers.”
“Calluna, the flowering shrub also known as heather, seems to have been appreciated not so much for its beauty as its handiness as a broom.”
“It is called heather honey with a very distinctive flavour.”
“I shaved off the remnants of my moustache, and got inside an ancient suit of what I believe is called heather mixture.”
“In the third-story front room of the house of the shrine dwelt a Scotch artist named MacGuilp, who was a grand amateur of these pipes, and who declared that no sound in the world was so sweet to his ear as the bagpipes: they recalled the heather, haggis, and the Lothians, and the mountain dew, ye ken, and all those sorts of things.”
“Highlanders think it very lucky to  find the white heather, which is the badge of the Captain of Clan Ronald.”
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