Origin of heather
Definition for heather (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for heather
Cal Poly Pomona student Heather DeCosta described it as “kind of just boxing us in at all four sides of the street.”
No one cut the interview short and, as Heather helpfully pointed out, “You are free to leave.”
Before Lehman, she told me in 2010, was a nine-year relationship with a guy with one leg: “My Heather Mills,” Rivers called him.
Check out this fine sampling from the likes of Karen Shirely, Margalit Fox, and the most-talented, Heather Lende.
In 2007, Heather Mills—an amputee and alpine skier (and yes, the former wife of Paul McCartney)—danced on the show.
"We cam' over the heather licht foot as hares," said Kate McGhie.The Men of the Moss-Hags|S. R. Crockett
And if you'll only let me look at the sea and the mountains and the heather the Chester cloud will go right away.The Incredible Honeymoon|E. Nesbit
There were clouds over the heather moon—that sweet, kind moon which I used to say was the best of the year for falling in love.The Heather-Moon|C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
I got heather and I made a rubber of it, and I set him upright in the caldron.Celtic Folk and Fairy Tales|Various
He set the stone down under the heather and drew the trigger over it.Back o' the Moon|Oliver Onions
British Dictionary definitions for heather
Word Origin for heather
Word Origin and History for heather
early 14c., hathir, from Old English *hæddre, Scottish or northern England dialect name for Calluna vulgaris, probably altered by heath, but real connection to that word is unlikely [Liberman, OED]. Perhaps originally Celtic. As a fem. proper name little used in U.S. before 1935, but a top-15 name for girls born there 1971-1989.