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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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He added that although the drought had damaged some of the heather there was still enough for the bees and said: "Against all my predictions in the spring it looks as though we are going to have a reasonable yield of heather honey this year.
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SNOW and fire come together as a moor keeper grooms his heather towards the end of the burning season in the Highlands.
Heworth and Windy Nook areas, above the Tyne in Gateshead, once boasted large areas of heather and was known as Heather Hills.
A heather bed is also more easily maintained than individual plants, trimming annually after the first year for the sake of health and tidiness.
Long White' plants, is the only heather from the United States that's registered with the Heather Society in Great Britain.
Since Heather was our only child, we were not quite sure what "normal" newborns do in their sleep, and a call to our pediatrician assured us not to worry.
Mollie Singer, 18, and Heather Wilder, 13, both of Las Vegas, today were named Nevada's top two youth volunteers for 2007 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.