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Definition of "heath" []

  • 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. (noun)
  • An extensive tract of uncultivated open land covered with herbage and low shrubs; a moor. (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 "heath" in a sentence
  • "The vet says the puppy will recover but he cannot guarantee her long term heath which is of great concern to me."
  • "Winter and the other seasons exist due to the inclination of the Earth toward it's axis of rotation/translation (can't recall exactly which one now), which makes portions of the Earth get more heath from the Sun during aproximately 3 months (Summer) of the year and then get less heath fromanother 3 months (Winter) with two transitory phases in between those two (Spring and Fall)."
  • "While the republicans are doing cartwheels over the lack of competition for their health insurance cronies, no pubic option in heath insurance will grow the national debt much quicker."