Etymology
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Erica

fem. proper name, feminine form of Eric. The plant genus is Modern Latin, from Greek ereike "tree heather," which resembles words for "heather" in Celtic and Balto-Slavic, all of which were perhaps borrowed from a common source (see brier (n.2)).

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Definitions of Erica

erica (n.)
any plant of the genus Erica;
Synonyms: true heath
From wordnet.princeton.edu