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bell heather Line breaks: bell hea¦ther

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Definition of bell heather in English:


A common European heather with relatively large purplish-red flowers.
  • Erica cinerea, family Ericaceae
Example sentences
  • As I gently climbed, the moors were lovely, the occasional colour of flowering bell heather, the promise next month of glorious purple.
  • Crossed-leaved heath is a close relation of bell heather but is only found in the wetter areas of a heath.
  • The leaves of bell heather are rolled and arranged in groups of threes along its stems.
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