The definition of a heath is a wasteland, or a plant in the genera Erica or Calluna, or a former British Prime Minister.(noun)
Heath is defined as part of the family Ericaceae of plants.(adjective)
An example of something heath is a blueberry shrub.
See heath in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME hethe < OE hæth, akin to Ger heide, wasteland, heath < IE base *kaito-, forested or uncultivated land > Welsh coed, forest
See heath in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English, uncultivated land
Origin: , from Old English hǣth; see kaito- in Indo-European roots.
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