Definition of Purple heather
1. Noun. Semi-prostrate evergreen herb of western United States.
Generic synonyms: Heath
Group relationships: Genus Phyllodoce, Phyllodoce
Lexicographical Neighbors of Purple Heather
Literary usage of Purple heather
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The New England Magazine by Making of America Project (1895)
"THROUGH the purple heather And the bracken green and gold, We went, dear love, together, In that summer sweet of old. Through bordering wood the setting sun ..."
2. All the Year Round by Charles Dickens (1872)
"The sunshine slept on the lavish bloom, Where warmth and scent together, Blent in a strange, sweet, subtle charm, Above the purple heather. ..."
3. One Hundred Modern Scottish Poets: With Biographical and Critical Notices by David Herschell Edwards (1888)
"When I see the purple heather clustering thickly on the hills, (rone are all my thoughts of gladness, and regret my spirit fills, For I see a winsome maiden ..."
4. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1913)
"It glinted also upon green turf, dark rocks, purple heather, and golden gorse. ... That purple heather was like л fragrant bed inviting him to slumber. ..."