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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A large genus of branched rigid shrubs, of the natural order Ericaceæ, consisting of more than 400 species, most of which are natives of southern Africa, a few being found in Europe and Asia; the heaths.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A genus of shrubby plants, including the heaths, many of them producing beautiful flowers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of many heathers, of the genus Erica, used as garden plants

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any plant of the genus Erica

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