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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. 2018.
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  • Rocks and streams, heathery hills, and woods full of bracken.

  • The road was scarcely more than a track across a heathery common.

    The Squire's Daughter Silas K(itto) Hocking
  • She had chosen the bottom of a heathery slope and took some finding.

    Fanny Goes to War Pat Beauchamp
  • 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)
  • They were half-way down the heathery hill-side when a very ruffled and indignant Sadie overtook them.

  • Only the fact that a hummock of heathery sand intercepted the lower part of the Heat-Ray saved them.

    The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells
  • heathery ferns, with white and yellow edges to their leaves, grew under his bare feet.

    The Devil's Asteroid Manly Wade Wellman
  • Over the heathery pasture-land of North Uist 1500 head and more of horned newt of his range in half-wild freedom.

  • Torrents of men poured over the hill-crests and down their heathery sides in columns.

    The Wolves of God Algernon Blackwood
  • The dales are separated from each other by high uplands, which for the most part are heathery moorland or, at best, hill pastures.

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