Etymology
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heath (n.)

Old English hæð "untilled land, tract of wasteland," especially flat, shrubby, desolate land;" earlier "heather, plants and shrubs found on heaths," influenced by cognate Old Norse heiðr "heath, moor," both from Proto-Germanic *haithiz (source also of Old Saxon hetha, Old High German heida "heather," Dutch heide "heath," Gothic haiþi "field"), from PIE *kaito "forest, uncultivated land" (source also of Old Irish ciad, Welsh coed, Breton coet "wood, forest").

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Definitions of heath

heath (n.)
a low evergreen shrub of the family Ericaceae; has small bell-shaped pink or purple flowers;
heath (n.)
a tract of level wasteland; uncultivated land with sandy soil and scrubby vegetation;
Synonyms: heathland
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