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bell heather

noun
1.
a European heath, Erica cinerea, having prostrate branches with terminal clusters of red flowers.
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  • bell-heather and rose-heather and white heather mingled their hues, at a little distance, in a rippling sea of purple.

    From Gretna Green to Land's End Katharine Lee Bates
  • The day Rachael and I came there was a clump of bell-heather just on that point of rock.

    The Judge Rebecca West
  • Here and there are large patches of bell-heather and ling, which still retain, though now faded, their last year's bloom.

    The Norwegian Fjords A. Heaton Cooper
  • And where had she pulled those splendid bunches of bell-heather?

  • Helen always makes me think of grass of Parnassus and bell-heather, she is so solitary and delicate and strong.'

    Franklin Kane Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • My favourites are the wilder ones—honeysuckle, grass of Parnassus, bell-heather.

    Franklin Kane Anne Douglas Sedgwick
British Dictionary definitions for bell-heather

bell heather

noun
1.
an ericaceous shrub, Erica cinerea See heath (sense 2)
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