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[heth -uh-ree] /ˈhɛð ə ri/
of or like heather.
abounding in heather.
Also, heathy.
Origin of heathery
First recorded in 1525-35; heather + -y1
Related forms
heatheriness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • heathery ferns, with white and yellow edges to their leaves, grew under his bare feet.

    The Devil's Asteroid Manly Wade Wellman
  • Rocks and streams, heathery hills, and woods full of bracken.

  • Here he could lie in ambush and keep watch far and wide over the heathery levels and the open sea.

    Tales of Two Countries Alexander Kielland
  • The road was scarcely more than a track across a heathery common.

    The Squire's Daughter Silas K(itto) Hocking
  • An undefined glimmer from the sky and the absence of trees on the heathery slopes enabled him to dispense with other light.

    Patsy S. R. Crockett
  • The night was coming on fast,—the stormy night of early winter—for the wind had risen, and swept howling over the heathery ridge.

    Olive Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • The cliff is well-nigh sheer for 1,000 ft., descending straight from a heathery brink.

  • They were half-way down the heathery hill-side when a very ruffled and indignant Sadie overtook them.

  • There lay the wooded hills and the heathery moors, and the quiet sea dividing them like a peaceful lake.

    The King's Cup-Bearer Amy Catherine Walton
  • Torrents of men poured over the hill-crests and down their heathery sides in columns.

    The Wolves of God Algernon Blackwood

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