true heath


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Noun1.true heath - any plant of the genus Ericatrue heath - any plant of the genus Erica  
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
Erica arborea, tree heath, briar, brier - evergreen treelike Mediterranean shrub having fragrant white flowers in large terminal panicles and hard woody roots used to make tobacco pipes
Erica carnea, spring heath, winter heath - dwarf European shrub with very early blooming bell-shaped red flowers
Erica cinerea, fine-leaved heath, heather bell, bell heather - common low European shrub with purple-red flowers
bell heather, cross-leaved heath, Erica tetralix - dwarf European shrub with rose-colored flowers
Cornish heath, Erica vagans - bushy shrub having pink to white flowers; common on the moors of Cornwall and in southwestern Europe; cultivated elsewhere
Erica lusitanica, Portuguese heath, Spanish heath - erect dense shrub native to western Iberian peninsula having profuse white or pink flowers; naturalized in southwestern England
Erica perspicua, Prince of Wales heath, Prince-of-Wales'-heath - South African shrub grown for its profusion of white flowers
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Sanders, who had four mounts, scored only on odds-on Caravel for his boss Sir Mark Prescott in the 1m handicap with the three-year-old completing his fourth win on the bounce, having rattled up a hat-trick of victories last month in true Heath House style.