- 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
- a female given name: derived from Eric.
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Contemporary Examples of erica
It was during this first conversation that Erica realized how much stigma her HPV status had.
Erica was especially concerned because she had received the available HPV vaccine.
Erica was 22 when her doctor called her and said she had an abnormal pap smear.
Erica is the foil to the unstable, decaying Beth—a kind, virtuous, smooth-skinned girl next door.Anna Kendrick: Queen Bee of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival
January 23, 2014
Francis was reportedly worried that Carey might injure their baby daughter, Erica.In Months Before Wild Capitol Scene, Miriam Carey Battled Psychosis
October 5, 2013
Historical Examples of erica
"No," said Erica, with something between a smile and a sigh.
The "garden" was Erica's favorite resort, her own particular property.
"But if I belonged to the larger party, I would at least be just to the smaller," said Erica.
Erica, who was very impetuous, snatched it away from her when she saw that look of sadness.
There was something inspiriting in that thought, certainly, for Erica worshipped her father.
- any shrub of the ericaceous genus Erica, including the heaths and some heathers
Word Origin for erica
fem. proper name, feminine form of Eric.