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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 of erica
1820-1830
1820-30; < New 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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  • "I suppose it is," said erica, pushing back her hair from her forehead in the way she always did when anything perplexed her.

    We Two Edna Lyall
  • erica, who was very impetuous, snatched it away from her when she saw that look of sadness.

    We Two Edna Lyall
  • When all was to her mind, she begged erica to step over, and inform Olaf that she was ready.

    Feats on the Fiord Harriet Martineau
  • There was something inspiriting in that thought, certainly, for erica worshipped her father.

    We Two Edna Lyall
  • erica was not one of those people who take life easily; things went very deeply with her.

    We Two Edna Lyall
British Dictionary definitions for erica

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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