from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Honey gathered from heather.
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The porridge was quickly ready, and though the children had never eaten it before, and were not accustomed to pewter spoons and wooden bowls, yet the heather-honey, which was given to them with it, was so delicious that they found it good enough.
Then she laid it down, and helped herself to honey -- real heather-honey, golden in the comb.