AskDefine | Define heath

Dictionary Definition



1 a low evergreen shrub of the family Ericaceae; has small bell-shaped pink or purple flowers
2 a tract of level wasteland; uncultivated land with sandy soil and scrubby vegetation [syn: heathland]

User Contributed Dictionary



Old English hæþ


Usage notes

  • The word heaths may apply more than one, disjoint, heathlands.


Extensive Definition

Heath can mean:


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Court cases

Other uses

  • Heath bar, a popular candy bar
  • Heath, a wyvern knight in the video game Fire Emblem.
  • Heath, also known as Tucker, the owner of the Battle Dome from the Pokémon series.
  • Heath, the thesaurus, a dinosaur on the PBS Kids show "Between the Lions".
heath in German: Heath
heath in French: Heath
heath in Korean: 히스
heath in Dutch: Heath
heath in Polish: Heath
heath in Volapük: Heath

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Arabia Deserta, Death Valley, Sahara, alkali flat, alluvial plain, barren, barren land, barrens, basin, bottomland, brush, bush, bushveld, campo, champaign, champaign country, coastal plain, delta, desert, desolation, down, downs, dust bowl, fell, flat, flat country, flatland, flats, grass veld, grassland, howling wilderness, karroo, lande, level, llano, lowland, lowlands, lunar landscape, lunar mare, lunar waste, mare, mesa, mesilla, moor, moorland, open country, outback, pampa, pampas, peneplain, plain, plains, plateau, playa, prairie, salt flat, salt marsh, salt pan, savanna, sebkha, steppe, table, tableland, tree veld, tundra, upland, vega, veld, waste, wasteland, weald, weary waste, wide-open spaces, wild, wilderness, wilds, wold
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