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erica

[er-i-kuh] /ˈɛr ɪ kə/
noun
1.
any of numerous low-growing evergreen shrubs or small trees belonging to the genus Erica, of the heath family, including several species of heather.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Neo-Latin Erica, Latin < Greek ereíkē heath (plant), akin to Old Irish froech, Russian véres(k)

Erica

[er-i-kuh] /ˈɛr ɪ kə/
noun
1.
a female given name: derived from Eric.
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erica

/ˈɛrɪkə/
noun
1.
any shrub of the ericaceous genus Erica, including the heaths and some heathers
Word Origin
C19: via Latin from Greek ereikē heath
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Erica

fem. proper name, feminine form of Eric.

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