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Originally only Scottish, in forms with /d/ such as hedder, whereas heath was used in the South of England. So the form heather may be a comparatively modern alteration by association with heath, rather than a cognate.

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heather (countable and uncountable, plural heathers)

  1. (botany) An evergreen plant, Calluna vulgaris, with spiky leaves and small purple, pink, or white flowers.
  2. (botany) The Ericaceae family.
  3. (botany) Various species of the genus Erica.
  4. (botany) Various species of the genus Cassiope.
  5. A purple colour with a tint of pink and blue.
    heather colour:  
  6. (textiles) The use of interwoven yarns of mixed colours to produce flecks.

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  • (Calluna vulgaris): ling

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AdjectiveEdit

heather (not comparable)

  1. Of a purple colour with a tint with pink and blue.

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