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Definition 1: a tract of level wasteland; uncultivated land with sandy soil and scrubby vegetation - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for heath in the sense of this definition

(heath is a kind of ...) an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation

"the barrens of central Africa" "the trackless wastes of the desert"

(heath belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

Definition 2: a low evergreen shrub of the family Ericaceae; has small bell-shaped pink or purple flowers - [noun denoting plant]

(heath is a kind of ...) a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems

(... is a kind of heath ) any plant of the genus Erica

(... is a kind of heath ) small evergreen mat-forming shrub of southern Europe and Asia Minor having stiff stems and terminal clusters of small bell-shaped flowers

(... is a kind of heath ) common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere

(... is a kind of heath ) heath of mountains of western United States having bell-shaped white flowers

(... is a kind of heath ) low straggling evergreen shrub of western Europe represented by several varieties with flowers from white to rose-purple

(... is a kind of heath ) small shrub with tiny evergreen leaves and pink or purple flowers; Alpine summits and high ground in Asia and Europe and United States

(... is a kind of heath ) semi-prostrate evergreen herb of western United States

(... is a member of heath) heathers

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