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  • (noun): A low evergreen shrub of the family Ericaceae; has small bell-shaped pink or purple flowers.
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A heath or heathland is a shrubland habitat found mainly on low quality acidic soils, and is characterised by open, low growing woody vegetation. There are some clear differences between heath and moorland. For example moorland has a very peaty topsoil, and it is also free-draining, whereas a heath is not. Moorland is generally related to high-ground heaths with — especially in Great Britain — a cooler and damper climate.

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More definitions of "heath":

  • (noun): A tract of level wasteland; uncultivated land with sandy soil and scrubby vegetation.
    Synonyms: heathland

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