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Definition of "heather" []

  • A low-growing Eurasian shrub (Calluna vulgaris) growing in dense masses and having small evergreen leaves and clusters of small, bell-shaped pinkish-purple flowers. Also called ling2. (noun)
  • See heath. (noun)
  • A grayish purple to purplish red. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "heather" in a sentence
  • "The 'county set' have tailored things made out of fine suiting-cloth in heather shades and stripes."
  • "If heather is truly a professor of history – then she probably teaches at BOB JONES UNIVERSITY."
  • "We also discovered during lunch that heather is very comfortable to sit on."