heath(redirected from Heath, Sir Edward (Richard George))
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An evergreen shrub that contains arbutin, carotene, citric and fumaric acids, flavonoids, tannins and volatile oils; it is antitussive, mildly sedative, a urinary tract antiseptic, and has been used for rheumatic complaints and gout.
heatha lowland plant community that is dominated by heathers or ling on a sandy soil or shallow peat.
1. a large area of open scrubland.
2. a member of the plant family Ericaceae; see heather.