erica

[ er-i-kuh ]
/ ˈɛr ɪ kə /
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noun

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

Origin of erica

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

Definition for erica (2 of 2)

Erica

[ er-i-kuh ]
/ ˈɛr ɪ kə /

noun

a female given name: derived from Eric.

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erica

/ (ˈɛrɪkə) /

noun

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

Word Origin for erica

C19: via Latin from Greek ereikē heath
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