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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.
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Origin of erica

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

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Erica
[ er-i-kuh ]
/ ˈɛr ɪ kə /

noun
a female given name: derived from Eric.
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British Dictionary definitions for erica

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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