Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or resembling heather.
  • adjective Flecked with various colors.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A place where heaths grow; a house in which valuable heaths are cultivated.
  • Of, pertaining to, or resembling heather; abounding with heather; heathy.

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

  • adjective Heathy; abounding in heather; of the nature of heath.

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

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or abundant in heather.
  • adjective Like or resembling heather.
  • noun A place where varieties of heath are grown in a controlled environment.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From heather +‎ -y.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From heath + -ery.

Examples

  • It's Lambs Pride Superwash in Mysterious Fuchsia - a beautiful heathery damson purple.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Standing recently upon the heathery crest of Hartcliff Hill we looked due west, where the Woodhead Road climbs Bord Hill, where the darkling moortops were suddenly illuminated.

    Country diary: Langsett

  • It will be a bluegreenpurple heathery squooshy wool scarf when it grows up.

    Decision

  • It's Lambs Pride Superwash in Mysterious Fuchsia - a beautiful heathery damson purple.

    Babette for Ariane

  • The fabrics are super soft and in muddy heathery colors that feel like the end of summer and have that cozy feel to take you into fall.

    Falls Hot New Looks (part 2) | Free People Clothing Boutique Blog

  • The fabrics are super soft and in muddy heathery colors that feel like the end of summer and have that cozy feel to take you into fall.

    Falls Hot New Looks (part 2) | Free People Clothing Boutique Blog

  • Up there at the edge of the heathery waste this new family must surely be open to risks less common in territory usually occupied by pheasants.

    Country diary: North Derbyshire

  • Glen Garioch 1991 Single Malt Add an ice cube and it tastes as advertised: vanilla and butterscotch with a burst of heathery smoke.

    The New Brown

  • Ten minutes later, they were rattling over a narrow road atop a heathery mountain.

    FALSE MERMAID

  • Ten minutes later, they were rattling over a narrow road atop a heathery mountain.

    FALSE MERMAID

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