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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.

heather

a member of the plant family Ericaceae; called also heath. None of the native heathers of the UK, e.g. Erica cinerea, E. (Calluna) vulgaris, are poisonous but the exotic shrubs, Andromeda (see pieris) and kalmia, are.
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Their journey began in 2013 when Heather, from Frankfort, Illinois, started to feel unwell.
Heather, of Johnstone, Renfrewshire, had fallen for Adonis when they worked as entertainers at a hotel in the Dominican Republic.
Heather, who grew up in the small mining village of Pontyberem in Carmarthenshire, moved to London in 1963 to be with her childhood sweetheart, Eiddon, who was training to be a doctor.
As Isla is a girl and Heather the pig is female, perhaps the story would appeal more to girls, but it is a great adventure though.
Heather was brought up in Lascelles Hall, but has lived at Newsome for the past 27 years.
Heather, who was born on the Isle of Wight and educated at a convent school, met Mark, 49, when she left her home town to study for a geography degree at Kingston University in south London.
Her lifelong friend and journalist Rachael Rosewell, from the Isle of Wight, went to school with Heather and had remained close.
Heather grades her papers and from time to time sips from a cup of tea on the desk in front of her.
Heather was cajoled to ditch her stockings and suspenders for thermal attire by her Sutton Coldfield fianc Wayne Banks.
Her evidence was unreliable on many issues" whereas Heather had produced five members of staff who denied the allegations.
Heather treated her as a friend - and even bought her a car to thank her for her loyalty.
Sara resigned in September and, after an argument with Heather, refused to work her notice.