heather

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈhɛðər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈhɛðɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(heᵺər)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
heath•er /ˈhɛðɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Plant Biologya heath plant having small pinkish purple flowers.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
heath•er  (heᵺər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Plant Biologyany of various heaths, esp. Calluna vulgaris, of England and Scotland, having small, pinkish-purple flowers.

adj. 
  1. Clothing(of a yarn or fabric color) subtly flecked or mottled:all-cotton turtlenecks in your choice of five solid colors plus heather gray and heather green.
heathered, adj. 
  • 1300–50; spelling, spelled variant of hether, earlier hedder, hadder, hather, Middle English hathir; akin to heath

Heath•er  (heᵺər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a female given name.

heather, +adj. 
  • Clothing(of a yarn or fabric color) subtly flecked or mottled:all-cotton turtlenecks in your choice of five solid colors plus heather gray and heather green.

  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    heather /ˈhɛðə/ n

    1. Also called: ling, heath a low-growing evergreen Eurasian ericaceous shrub, Calluna vulgaris, that grows in dense masses on open ground and has clusters of small bell-shaped typically pinkish-purple flowers
    2. any of certain similar plants
    3. a purplish-red to pinkish-purple colour
    adj
    1. of a heather colour
    2. of or relating to interwoven yarns of mixed colours: heather mixture
    Etymology: 14th Century: originally Scottish and Northern English, probably from heath

    ˈheathered adj ˈheathery adj
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