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HEATHER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does heather mean? 

HEATHER (noun)
  The noun HEATHER has 2 senses:

1. common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere
2. interwoven yarns of mixed colors producing muted greyish shades with flecks of color

  Familiarity information: HEATHER used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HEATHER (noun)


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Meaning:

Common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

Calluna vulgaris; heather; Scots heather; ling; broom

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

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

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

Calluna; genus Calluna (one species)


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Meaning:

Interwoven yarns of mixed colors producing muted greyish shades with flecks of color

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

heather mixture; heather

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

color; coloring; colour; colouring (a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect)


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