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adjective, heath·i·er, heath·i·est.
  1. heathery.
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Origin of heathy

First recorded in 1400–50, heathy is from the late Middle English word hethy. See heath, -y1
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Historical Examples of heathy

  • How, and for what productions, Heathy Grounds may be improved?

    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society - Vol 1 - 1666


  • “I shall see from there,” he thought, and struck for it across a heathy clearing.

    The Black Arrow

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • In the afternoon Mabel and he walked across a heathy common that sloped to the river mouth.

    Wyndham's Pal

    Harold Bindloss

  • The coast here is a low range of heathy hills, with brilliant green bushes and marshy pools.

  • At the end of half an hour of silent progress they came forth upon a broad patch of heathy open.

    The Black Arrow

    Robert Louis Stevenson