- nounheathers• Member Meronyms:↑heath, ↑genus Erica, ↑genus Andromeda, ↑genus Arbutus, ↑Arctostaphylos, ↑genus Arctostaphylos, ↑Bruckenthalia, ↑genus Bruckenthalia, ↑genus Bryanthus, ↑Calluna, ↑genus Calluna, ↑Cassiope, ↑genus Cassiope, ↑Chamaedaphne, ↑genus Chamaedaphne, ↑Daboecia, ↑genus Daboecia, ↑Epigaea, ↑genus Epigaea, ↑Gaultheria, ↑genus Gaultheria, ↑Gaylussacia, ↑genus Gaylussacia, ↑genus Kalmia, ↑Ledum, ↑genus Ledum, ↑Leiophyllum, ↑genus Leiophyllum, ↑genus Leucothoe, ↑Loiseleuria, ↑genus Loiseleuria, ↑Lyonia, ↑genus Lyonia, ↑Menziesia, ↑genus Menziesia, ↑Oxydendrum, ↑genus Oxydendrum, ↑Phyllodoce, ↑genus Phyllodoce, ↑Pieris, ↑genus Pieris, ↑genus Rhododendron, ↑Vaccinium, ↑genus Vaccinium
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* * *the plant family Ericaceae, characterized by evergreen or deciduous shrubs, trees, and woody plants growing in acid soil and having simple leaves, often showy flowers either solitary or in clusters, and fruit in the form of a berry or capsule, and including the azalea, blueberry, cranberry, heather, madrone, mountain laurel, rhododendron, and trailing arbutus.
* * *heath family,a widely distributed group of shrubs or subshrubs, often having evergreen leaves. The family includes the heath, azalea, rhododendron, huckleberry, blueberry, wintergreen, and arbutus.
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