What does the word heather mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Heath.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Heathery.

Usage examples for heather

  1. Now when Conor pursued hard upon King Ailill, Ferloga, the charioteer of Ailill, lighted down and hid himself in the heather; and as Conor drove past, Ferloga leaped up behind him in the chariot and gripped him by the throat. – The High Deeds of Finn and other Bardic Romances of Ancient Ireland by T. W. Rolleston
  2. She plucked at the heather beside her, trying for composure. – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  3. The two boys lay still in the heather, allowed him to pass, and then softly followed, bending low, and keeping as much as possible behind bushes and in hollows, until they were again close upon him. – The Eagle Cliff by R.M. Ballantyne
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