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 Dictionary entry overview: What does erica mean? 

ERICA (noun)
  The noun ERICA has 1 sense:

1. any plant of the genus Erica

  Familiarity information: ERICA used as a noun is very rare.

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ERICA (noun)

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Any plant of the genus Erica

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Nouns denoting plants


erica; true heath

Hypernyms ("erica" is a kind of...):

heath (a low evergreen shrub of the family Ericaceae; has small bell-shaped pink or purple flowers)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "erica"):

briar; brier; Erica arborea; tree heath (evergreen treelike Mediterranean shrub having fragrant white flowers in large terminal panicles and hard woody roots used to make tobacco pipes)

Erica carnea; spring heath; winter heath (dwarf European shrub with very early blooming bell-shaped red flowers)

bell heather; Erica cinerea; fine-leaved heath; heather bell (common low European shrub with purple-red flowers)

bell heather; cross-leaved heath; Erica tetralix (dwarf European shrub with rose-colored flowers)

Cornish heath; Erica vagans (bushy shrub having pink to white flowers; common on the moors of Cornwall and in southwestern Europe; cultivated elsewhere)

Erica lusitanica; Portuguese heath; Spanish heath (erect dense shrub native to western Iberian peninsula having profuse white or pink flowers; naturalized in southwestern England)

Erica perspicua; Prince of Wales heath; Prince-of-Wales'-heath (South African shrub grown for its profusion of white flowers)

Holonyms ("erica" is a member of...):

genus Erica (large genus of low much-branched woody evergreens ranging from prostrate subshrubs to trees: true heaths)

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