A low shrub (Erica, / Calluna, vulgaris), with minute evergreen leaves, and handsome clusters of pink flowers. It is used in Great Britain for brooms, thatch, beds for the poor, and for heating ovens. It is also called heather, and ling.
Also, any species of the genus Erica, of which several are European, and many more are South African, some of great beauty. See Illust. of Heather.
A place overgrown with heath; any cheerless tract of country overgrown with shrubs or coarse herbage.
heath in Afrikaans is heide
heath in Danish is hede
heath in Dutch is heideveld, heide
heath in German is Heideland
heath in Italian is landa
heath in Norwegian is mo
heath in Spanish is brezal
heath in Swedish is hed