adjective Date: circa 1859 of, relating to, or being a heath or the heath family

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  • Ericaceous — Er i*ca ceous, a. (Bot.) Belonging to the Heath family, or resembling plants of that family; consisting of heats. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ericaceous — [er΄i kā′shəs] adj. of the heath family of plants …   English World dictionary

  • ericaceous — adjective a) Acid loving, thriving in acidic conditions. Camellias thrive when fed with an ericaceous fertiliser. b) acidic, acid based …   Wiktionary

  • ericaceous —   a. pertaining to or like heath plant; belonging to the heath family of plants.    ♦ ericetal, a. composed of heath plants.    ♦ ericeticolous, a. living on heaths.    ♦ ericineous, a. ericaceous.    ♦ ericoid, a. like a heath plant.    ♦… …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • ericaceous — /er i kay sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Ericaceae, the heath family of plants. Cf. heath family. [1880 85; < NL Ericace(ae) (see ERICA, ACEAE) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • ericaceous — [ˌɛrɪ keɪʃəs] adjective Botany 1》 relating to or denoting plants of the heather family (Ericaceae). 2》 (of compost) suitable for heathers and other lime hating plants. Origin C19: from mod. L. Ericaceae (plural), from the genus name Erica (see… …   English new terms dictionary

  • ericaceous — er·i·ca·ceous …   English syllables

  • ericaceous — /ɛrəˈkeɪʃəs/ (say eruh kayshuhs), /ɛri / (say eree ) adjective belonging to the Ericaceae, or heath family of plants, which includes the heath, arbutus, azalea, rhododendron, American laurel, etc. {New Latin Erīcāceae (from Erīca the heath genus …   Australian English dictionary

  • ericaceous — adjective see ericaceae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Appalachian Mountains — Appalachian redirects here. For the region, see Appalachia. Appalachian Mountains Appalachians Range …   Wikipedia

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