Also heathy.

Origin of heathery

First recorded in 1525–35; heather + -y1
Related formsheath·er·i·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for heathery

Historical Examples of heathery

  • Rocks and streams, heathery hills, and woods full of bracken.

  • The road was scarcely more than a track across a heathery common.

    The Squire's Daughter

    Silas K(itto) Hocking

  • She had chosen the bottom of a heathery slope and took some finding.

    Fanny Goes to War

    Pat Beauchamp

  • The night was coming on fast,—the stormy night of early winter—for the wind had risen, and swept howling over the heathery ridge.


    Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)

  • They were half-way down the heathery hill-side when a very ruffled and indignant Sadie overtook them.