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Calluna vulgarisLing Ling, n. [Icel. lyng; akin to Dan. lyng, Sw. ljung.]
Heather (Calluna vulgaris).
Ling honey, a sort of wild honey, made from the flowers of
the heather. --Holland. Erica or Calluna vulgarisHeath Heath, n. [OE. heth waste land, the plant heath, AS.
h??; akin to D. & G. heide, Icel. hei?r waste land, Dan.
hede, Sw. hed, Goth. haipi field, L. bucetum a cow pasture;
cf. W. coed a wood, Skr. ksh?tra field. [root]20.]
(a) A low shrub (Erica, or Calluna, vulgaris), with
minute evergreen leaves, and handsome clusters of pink
flowers. It is used in Great Britain for brooms,
thatch, beds for the poor, and for heating ovens. It
is also called heather, and ling.
(b) Also, any species of the genus Erica, of which
several are European, and many more are South African,
some of great beauty. See Illust. of Heather.
2. A place overgrown with heath; any cheerless tract of
country overgrown with shrubs or coarse herbage.
Their stately growth, though bare, Stands on the
blasted heath. --Milton
Heath cock (Zo["o]l.), the blackcock. See Heath grouse
Heath grass (Bot.), a kind of perennial grass, of the genus
Triodia (T. decumbens), growing on dry heaths.
Heath grouse, or Heath game (Zo["o]l.), a European grouse
(Tetrao tetrix), which inhabits heats; -- called also
black game, black grouse, heath poult, heath fowl,
moor fowl. The male is called, heath cock, and
blackcock; the female, heath hen, and gray hen.
Heath hen. (Zo["o]l.) See Heath grouse (above).
Heath pea (bot.), a species of bitter vetch (Lathyris
macrorhizus), the tubers of which are eaten, and in
Scotland are used to flavor whisky.
Heath throstle (Zo["o]l.), a European thrush which
frequents heaths; the ring ouzel.
Meaning of Calluna from wikipedia
heather, ling, or simply
heather, is the sole species
in the genus Calluna
in the flowering plant family
Ericaceae. It is a low-growing...
- are extremely depauperate
with a flora consisting primarily
(Erica species) and gorse
(Ulex species). The bird fauna...
by some closely related genera
appearance. The genus Calluna
was formerly included
– it differs
ivy (Glechoma hederacea), ****hound (Marrubium vulgare), and Calluna heather
vulgaris). Gruit varied
somewhat, each gruit producer
vulgaris) is used as a food plant
by the larvae
of a number
species, including: Coleophoridae Several Coleophora
- and various common heaths
(Erica, C****iope, Daboecia, and Calluna
for example). The Ericaceae contain
a morphologically diverse range
of Pinus sylvestris
with an understory
of Calluna vulgaris
on the Karelian
best in) acidic
soil. Such plants commonly include heathers
and more) and Rhododendrons. Another group
of plants common
- Heather, Calluna
vulgaris, one of Britain's hardiest plants
(North York Moors)...
- Heather moorland
on the North
York Moors mainly consisting
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