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erica

1

[ er-i-kuh ]

noun

  1. any of numerous low-growing evergreen shrubs or small trees belonging to the genus Erica, of the heath family, including several species of heather.


Erica

2

[ er-i-kuh ]

noun

  1. a female given name: derived from Eric.

erica

/ ˈɛrɪkə /

noun

  1. any shrub of the ericaceous genus Erica, including the heaths and some heathers


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Word History and Origins

Origin of erica1

1820–30; < New Latin Erica, Latin < Greek ereíkē heath (plant), akin to Old Irish froech, Russian véres ( k )
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Word History and Origins

Origin of erica1

C19: via Latin from Greek ereikē heath
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Example Sentences

Erica and Moon became fast friends, despite living across the country from each other.

In the show, we see Rand work as a handyman on adult film sets, and later become an actor in occasional projects with his then-girlfriend Erica.

From Time

The girls are relaxing at the spa when Erica learns some upsetting news that affects the family reunion, and Cisco has his own scores to settle.

He wound up phoning his wife, Erica, and telling her he might like to coach someday at such a place.

Erica said Arizona should learn from what happened at Hacienda.

It was during this first conversation that Erica realized how much stigma her HPV status had.

Erica was 22 when her doctor called her and said she had an abnormal pap smear.

Erica was especially concerned because she had received the available HPV vaccine.

Erica is the foil to the unstable, decaying Beth—a kind, virtuous, smooth-skinned girl next door.

Francis was reportedly worried that Carey might injure their baby daughter, Erica.

Your correspondent Erica gives us some quotations and epitaphs, in which the metaphor of an Inn is applied both to life and death.

In the engraving is figured the exquisite Erica Cavendishiana, a deservedly great favourite in our English conservatories.

The fruit is generally a capsule containing many seeds, as in Erica (fig. 3) or Rhododendron; sometimes a berry as in Arbutus.

Two or three varieties of blue erica, tiny heaths, and epacris were also very pretty.

Day by day, also, he could make better use of Erica's Norwegian, for he was continually picking up new words.

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