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HEATH, noun

1. A plant of the genus Erica, of many species. It is a shrub which is used in Great Britain for brooms, thatch, beds for the poor, and for heating ovens. Its leaves are small and continue green all the year. It is called also ling.

2. A place overgrown with heath

3. A place overgrown with shrubs of any kind.