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Noun: heather  he-dhu(r)
  1. Common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere
    - ling, Scots heather, broom, Calluna vulgaris
     
  2. Interwoven yarns of mixed colours producing muted greyish shades with flecks of colour
    - heather mixture

Derived forms: heathers

Type of: color [US], coloring [US], colour [Brit, Cdn], colouring [Brit, Cdn], heath

Part of: Calluna, genus Calluna

Encyclopedia: Heather, Leicestershire