Definition of Ericaceous

1. a. Belonging to the Heath family, or resembling plants of that family; consisting of heats.



Definition of Ericaceous

1. Adjective. (context: especially of a plant) Acid-loving, thriving in acidic conditions. ¹

2. Adjective. acidic, acid-based ¹

3. Adjective. (botany) Of or pertaining to the heath family (''Ericaceae'') ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ericaceous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Ericaceous

1. Belonging to the Heath family, or resembling plants of that family; consisting of heats. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ericaceous

ergotize
ergotized
ergotizes
ergotoxine
ergotropic
ergotropism
ergots
ergs
erhu
erhua
erhus
eriach
eriachs
eric
erica
ericaceous (current term)
ericaite
ericas
ericinol
erick
ericks
ericoid
ericolin
erics
ericssonite
eridanus
erigerons
erigible
erinaceous
ering

Literary usage of Ericaceous

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1. EcoRegions of Alaska by Alisa L. Gallant (1998)
"ericaceous dwarf scrub communities are also widespread. ... are the common dominants, though other ericaceous shrubs (for example, ..."

2. Lippincott's Medical dictionary: A Complete Vocabulary of the Terms Used in by Ryland W. Greene, Joseph Thomas (1906)
"A genus of ericaceous shrubs and small trees, comprising many species, natives of Europe, Chili, and North America. A. Menzie-'sii, the madroño tree of ..."

3. The Canadian Entomologist by Charles James Stewart Bethune, W. Saunders, Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), E. B. Reed, Entomological Society of Ontario (1905)
"The ericaceous type is not so sharply limited, and perhaps includes some forms which should have been placed in one of the other types. ..."

4. The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science by Iowa Academy of Science (1906)
"... neither of these ericaceous plants occurs. The only other ericaceous plants in these regions are several species of Pyrola on which a ..."

5. The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science by Iowa Academy of Science (1906)
"The only other ericaceous plants in these regions are several species of Pyrola on which a Uredo has been found; Kalmia glauca usually free from fungi, ..."

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