Definition of Tree heath
1. Noun. Gaunt Tasmanian evergreen shrubby tree with slender tapering leaves 3 to 5 feet long.
Generic synonyms: Australian Heath
Group relationships: Genus Richea, Richea
2. Noun. Evergreen treelike Mediterranean shrub having fragrant white flowers in large terminal panicles and hard woody roots used to make tobacco pipes.
Generic synonyms: Erica, True Heath
Terms within: Briarroot
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Literary usage of Tree heath
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1. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson (1907)
"E. ARBOREA (tree heath).—A tall and graceful shrub of Southern Europe and N. Africa; white flowered, and covering vast areas in the upland woods of Oak or ..."
2. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1907)
"Very few birds inhabit these wet and gloomy regions, and the total number recorded as seen in the tree-heath zone only amounts to fourteen species, ..."
3. Life-histories of African Game Animals by Theodore Roosevelt, Edmund Heller (1914)
"It is divisible into two lesser floral zones: a lower tree-heath belt ranging up to twelve thousand feet and a higher zone reaching to snow-line, ..."
4. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain). (1896)
"The logs were small, and appeared to be Tree-heath and the Retama (Cytisus fragrans). The latter is the chief inhabitant of the region of the Canadas at ..."
5. The English Illustrated Magazine (1890)
"... and the sides were lined with tree heath and the long pendent fronds of Woodwardia radicals. A turn of the road brought us to the lake, and the air was ..."
6. A Winter in the Azores; and a Summer at the Baths of the Furnas by Joseph Bullar, Henry Bullar (1841)
"The intervals between the beds of these mountain torrents are partially covered with tree-heath, and nearer the summit with patches of dwarf heath and moss, ..."