Definition of Heath family
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 Heath Family
Literary usage of Heath family
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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1897)
"heath family. Shrubs, perennial herbs, or trees, with simple exstipulate leaves, and mostly perfect, gamopetalous or polypetalous flowers. ..."
2. Flora of the Southern United States: Containing an Abridged Description of by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1897)
"(heath family.) Shrubs or small trees, rarely herbs, with undivided, alternate ex- stipulate leaves, and regular flowers. ..."
3. The Trees of California by Willis Linn Jepson (1909)
"heath family. Trees, shrubs or perennial herbs. Leaves simple, commonly alternate. Flowers regular, the parts usually in 5s. Stamens free or almost free ..."
4. Southern Wild Flowers and Trees: Together with Shrubs, Vines and Various by Alice Lounsberry (1901)
"Of the upper flowers their parts usually are in fives, while the lower ones are divided in fours. THE heath family. ..."
5. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"... heath family. A very large family, of shrubs, herbs, or even small trees, difficult to define as a whole ; the leaves are simple and mostly alternate ..."