- Heath is defined as part of the family Ericaceae of plants.
An example of something heath is a blueberry shrub.
- The definition of a heath is a wasteland, or a plant in the genera Erica or Calluna, or a former British Prime Minister.
- An example of a heath is a dirty and open outdoor area.
- An example of a heath is the heather plant.
- An example of Heath was Britain's Prime Minister Edward Heath from 1970 to 1974.
Sunset over the heath.
heath definition by Webster's New World
- a tract of open wasteland, esp. in the British Isles, covered with heather, low shrubs, etc.; moor
- any plant of the heath family; esp., any of various shrubs and plants (genera Erica and Calluna) that grow on heaths, as heather
Origin: Middle English hethe ; from Old English hæth, akin to German heide, wasteland, heath ; from Indo-European base an unverified form kaito-, forested or uncultivated land from source Welsh coed, forest
heath definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Any of various usually low-growing shrubs of the genus Erica and related genera, native to Europe and South Africa and having small evergreen leaves and small, colorful, urn-shaped flowers. Also called heather.
- An extensive tract of uncultivated open land covered with herbage and low shrubs; a moor.
Origin: Middle English, uncultivated land, from Old English hǣth; see kaito- in Indo-European roots.
, Sir Edward Richard George 1916-2005.
heath - Phrases/Idioms
one's native heath