Heather definition

hĕthər
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A low-growing Eurasian shrub (Calluna vulgaris) in the heath family, growing in dense masses and having small evergreen leaves and clusters of small, bell-shaped pinkish-purple flowers.
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(person, proper) A feminine name.
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Like heather in color or appearance.
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A grayish purple to purplish red.
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Any of various low-growing plants of the heath family; esp., a plant (Calluna vulgaris) common in the British Isles, with scalelike leaves and stalks of small, bell-shaped, purplish-pink flowers.
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Muted; soft.
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Marked with flecks of various colors.

Heather tones.

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(botany) An evergreen plant, Calluna vulgaris, with spiky leaves and small purple, pink, or white flowers.
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(botany) The Ericaceae family.
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(botany) Various species of the genus Erica.
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(botany) Various species of the genus Cassiope.
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A purple colour with a tint of pink and blue.

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Of a purple colour with a tint with pink and blue.
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A female given name.
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A surname​..
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
heather
Plural:
heathers

Origin of heather

  • Alteration (influenced by heath) of Middle English hather probably from Old English hǣddre

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From heather; the given name is one of the plant names taken up in the 19th century. The surname is habitational, also meaning someone living on a heath.

    From Wiktionary