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erica

(ˈɛrɪkə)
n
(Plants) any shrub of the ericaceous genus Erica, including the heaths and some heathers
[C19: via Latin from Greek ereikē heath]
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er•i•ca

(ˈɛr ɪ kə)

n., pl. -cas.
any low-growing evergreen shrub belonging to the genus Erica, of the heath family, including several species of heather.
[1820–30; < New Latin Erica, Latin < Greek ereíkē heath (plant), akin to Old Irish froech, Russian véres(k)]
er`i•ca′ceous (-ˈkeɪ ʃəs) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.erica - any plant of the genus Ericaerica - 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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Translations

erica

n (Bot) → Erika f, → Heidekraut nt
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We overcossed Keewatin liners, small and cramped; but their captains, who see no land between Trepassy and Lanco, know what gold they bring back from West Erica. Trans-Asiatic Directs we met, soberly ringing the world round the Fiftieth Meridian at an honest seventy knots; and white-painted Ackroyd & Hunt fruiters out of the south fled beneath us, their ventilated hulls whistling like Chinese kites.
After Erica received the tragic news of her cancer diagnosis, she was admitted to the Marie Curie Hospice, in Woolton Village.
"I don't think anyone will ever understand the sadness I felt when I looked in the mirror for the first time the next morning," admits Erica.
The 10-year-old responds with one of our favorite quotes from the entire third season of 'Stranger Things': 'You can't spell America without Erica.'
Rowing into a strong headwind with choppy water conditions, Zoe and Erica struck Gold in the Womens B Double Scull category, beating crews from Clydesdale, Glasgow, and Tyne rowing clubs to win by a margin of 3 seconds over the 1,000 metre course, in spite of losing control of their rudder shortly after the start.
Erica, who works at the Royal Shrewsbury and Princess Royal hospitals, said: "It was an honour to represent all those who work hard to provide training, support and research within the diabetes community, including the team at SaTH who work tirelessly to do this.
Erica, 48, is also raising funds for the charity Wellbeing of Women, which, she says, "funds clever people to carry out peer-reviewed research into women's health".
Erica Miller Story: From Trauma to Triumph" is an extraordinary story of a woman who has lived her live under extraordinary circumstances in extraordinary times.
According to MobilePaymentsToday, David Tyrie, head of advanced solutions and digital banking at Bank of America Corp, said, 'Since launching Erica's proactive insights late last year, daily client engagement with Erica has doubled.
A proud resident of Wheaton for 22 years, Erica is an active and informed citizen who exhibits a passion for the issues important to her community.
11 (PCC operations manager Erica Clemente) and Friendly 3-Cock Derby on Jan.
If the pH is above 7.5, choose from the lime-tolerant species, such as Erica carnea, Erica x darleyensis and Erica erigena varieties.