heathy

heathy

[hee-thee]
adjective, heathier, heathiest.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English hethy. See heath, -y1

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heath (hiːθ)
 
n
1.  (Brit) a large open area, usually with sandy soil and scrubby vegetation, esp heather
2.  Also called: heather any low-growing evergreen ericaceous shrub of the Old World genus Erica and related genera, having small bell-shaped typically pink or purple flowers
3.  any of several nonericaceous heathlike plants, such as sea heath
4.  (Austral) any of various heathlike plants of the genus Epacris: family Epacridaceae
5.  any of various small brown satyrid butterflies of the genus Coenonympha, with coppery-brown wings, esp the large heath (C. tullia)
 
[Old English hǣth; related to Old Norse heithr field, Old High German heida heather]
 
'heathlike
 
adj
 
'heathy
 
adj

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