- 1An area of open uncultivated land, especially in Britain, with characteristic vegetation of heather, gorse, and coarse grasses.More example sentences
- Ever more marginal land including wetlands, heaths, and steep hillsides had to be brought into cultivation as the century progressed, much of it inherently unsuited to arable production.
- The golden plover breeds in short vegetation on upland heaths and peat bogs and adults also travel each day to feed on nearby pastures.
- Previously unexplored corners of the countryside will be unlocked, allowing people to walk freely over mapped areas of mountain, moor, heath and registered common land as of May 28.
- 1.1 Ecology Vegetation dominated by dwarf shrubs of the heath family: [as modifier]: heath vegetationMore example sentences
- Coastal heath vegetation is particularly colourful this wildflower season.
- Peaty soils dominated hollows and lower slopes with tallish heather, and subalpine soils dominated the freely drained ground with short heath.
- After an hour this high ground offers a panoramic view of an unspoilt, uncharted, expanse of wild heath covered moorland stretching out in all directions as far as the eye can see.
- 2A dwarf shrub with small leathery leaves and small pink or purple bell-shaped flowers, characteristic of heathland and moorland.
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- Erica and related genera, family Ericaceae (the heath family): many species, including the common European cross-leaved heath (E. tetralix)
- The white, purple and red flowers of heath bloom in early to late winter in the north except in bitter cold.
- Hardiest and most readily available of the winter-blooming heaths are varieties of Erica carnea.
- Have you ever investigated all the available varieties of heaths and heathers?
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- Explore the dunes at Keremma, then seek the abandoned fishing village of Ménéham, way out in the heathy wilderness by the sea.
- Heathy woodland and forest has an understory dominated by small-leaved shrubs.
- He had enriched his heathy land by the process of paring and burning.
Old English hǣth, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch heide and German Heide.