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heath family

n.
A large family of usually woody plants, the Ericaceae, characterized by simple leaves, radially symmetrical flowers with petals often united at the base and developing into berries or capsules, and including azalea, rhododendron, blueberry, cranberry, and heather.

heath′ fam`ily


n.
a plant family, Ericaceae, of mostly low shrubs growing in acid soil and having simple narrow leaves, four-petaled bell-shaped flowers, and fruit in the form of a berry or capsule.
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Noun1.heath family - heathersheath family - heathers        
dilleniid dicot family - family of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
Ericales, order Ericales - Ericaceae; Clethraceae; Diapensiaceae; Epacridaceae; Lennoaceae; Pyrolaceae; Monotropaceae
heath - a low evergreen shrub of the family Ericaceae; has small bell-shaped pink or purple flowers
genus Erica - large genus of low much-branched woody evergreens ranging from prostrate subshrubs to trees: true heaths
genus Andromeda - low-growing shrubs of northern regions of northern hemisphere
genus Arbutus - large evergreen shrubs and trees of southern Europe and western North America: strawberry tree; madrona
Arctostaphylos, genus Arctostaphylos - bearberry; manzanita
Bruckenthalia, genus Bruckenthalia - a genus containing only one species: spike heath
genus Bryanthus - a genus allied to and once included in genus Phyllodoce
Calluna, genus Calluna - one species
Cassiope, genus Cassiope - low tufted evergreen shrubs of colder parts of north temperate regions having moss-like foliage and nodding white or pink flowers
Chamaedaphne, genus Chamaedaphne - one species: leatherleaf
Daboecia, genus Daboecia - a dicotyledonous genus of the family Ericaceae
Epigaea, genus Epigaea - small creeping evergreen shrubs: trailing arbutus
Gaultheria, genus Gaultheria - widely distributed genus of creeping or upright evergreen shrubs
Gaylussacia, genus Gaylussacia - deciduous or evergreen shrubs of North America: black huckleberries
genus Kalmia - erect evergreen shrubs: mountain laurel
genus Ledum, Ledum - evergreen shrubs of north temperate regions
genus Leiophyllum, Leiophyllum - one species: sand myrtle
genus Leucothoe - American and Asiatic deciduous and evergreen shrubs
genus Loiseleuria, Loiseleuria - one species: alpine azalea
genus Lyonia, Lyonia - evergreen or deciduous shrubs or small trees of United States to Antilles and eastern Asia to the Himalaya
genus Menziesia, Menziesia - deciduous shrubs of North America and eastern Asia
genus Phyllodoce, Phyllodoce - small genus of evergreen Arctic and alpine shrubs
genus Pieris, Pieris - decorative evergreen shrubs of woody vines
genus Rhododendron - large genus of evergreen shrubs native to cooler regions of the northern hemisphere having showy flowers
genus Vaccinium, Vaccinium - evergreen or deciduous berry-bearing shrubs of northern hemisphere: cranberries; blueberries
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