Definition of heath :
1. A low shrub ( Erica, Calluna, vulgaris), with minute evergreen leaves, and handsome clusters of pink flowers. It is used in Great Britain for brooms, thatch, beds for the poor, and for heating ovens. It is also called heather, and ling.
2. A place overgrown with heath; any cheerless tract of country overgrown with shrubs or coarse herbage.
3. Also, any species of the genus Erica, of which several are European, and many more are South African, some of great beauty. See Illust. of Heather.
prairie (part of speech: noun)
- For the moment he was on his native heath again. - "Ways of Nature", John Burroughs.
- I tried to make a good paper for Miss Heath! - "Betty Lee, Freshman", Harriet Pyne Grove.
- The condition of the chain- makers of Cradley Heath has called forth much public attention. - "Problems of Poverty", John A. Hobson.