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heather

Herbal medicine
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.

heath

a lowland plant community that is dominated by heathers or ling on a sandy soil or shallow peat.

heath

1. a large area of open scrubland.
2. a member of the plant family Ericaceae; see heather.
References in classic literature ?
I ran across the heath and peered through the trees.
Holmes pointed down the long tract of road which wound, a reddish yellow band, between the brown of the heath and the budding green of the woods.
As we turned the curve, the whole stretch of road between the Hall and the heath was opened up.
They were evidently sunk in conversation, and perhaps did not notice where they were going; but they were certainly going to the wilder and more silent heights of the Heath.
Perhaps he had dragged the two English policemen to the wastes of a nocturnal heath on an errand no saner than seeking figs on its thistles.
Ennis Del Mar, played by Heath Ledger, perfectly portrays his character, a cowboy from the '60s.
Heath, 44, of Rutland, died Wednesday, January 31, 2007 in the Rose Monahan Hospice Residence, Worcester, after a brief illness.
Local police officer PC Rob McIver said: "I fully support the decision to close the heath at night and do not see that it is necessary to try to get it re-opened during these hours.
Heath & Sherwood also offers a drill-training program with guidelines set out by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities for anyone who may be interested in diamond drilling.
Lawford Heath Lane, running from the A45 to the A428, remained closed for several hours.
Peter, who won a Bafta for his work on Daniel Day Lewis's Last of the Mohicans in 1992 and was Oscar nominated for Legend in 1985, forged a close friendship with Heath during the hours he spent turning him into The Joker.