erica

erica

[er-i-kuh]
noun
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:
1820–30; < Neo-Latin Erica, Latin < Greek ereíkē heath (plant), akin to Old Irish froech, Russian véres(k)

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Erica

[er-i-kuh]
noun
a female given name: derived from Eric.
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erica (ˈɛrɪkə)
 
n
any shrub of the ericaceous genus Erica, including the heaths and some heathers
 
[C19: via Latin from Greek ereikē heath]

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