Definition of Family Ericaceae
1. Noun. Heathers.
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Family, Ericales, Order Ericales
Member holonyms: 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, Genus Ledum, Ledum, Genus Leiophyllum, Leiophyllum, Genus Leucothoe, Genus Loiseleuria, Loiseleuria, Genus Lyonia, Lyonia, Genus Menziesia, Menziesia, Genus Oxydendrum, Oxydendrum, Genus Phyllodoce, Phyllodoce, Genus Pieris, Pieris, Genus Rhododendron, Genus Vaccinium, Vaccinium
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Ericaceae
Literary usage of Family Ericaceae
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1. Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan, Asa Don Dickinson (1917)
"The Indians loved to smoke its bark for its alleged tonic effect. (See plate, page HEATH FAMILY (Ericaceae) Pipsissewa; Prince's Pine ..."
2. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry (1905)
"Heath family (Ericaceae). Manzanita. A shrub-like tree, 9 to 25 feet high, ... Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng. Heath family (Ericaceae). ..."
3. Field Book of American Trees and Shrubs: A Concise Description of the by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1915)
"HEATH FAMILY. Ericaceae. Shrubs and herbs with commonly alternate, toothed or toothless leaves, and perfect regular flowers with 4-5 corolla-lobes, ..."
4. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"Among the prominent alliances are the following: (1) The heath family (Ericaceae), which consists mostly of shrubby plants, and which contains such forms as ..."