Pronunciation: (hēth),[key] —n. 1. a tract of open and uncultivated land; wasteland overgrown with shrubs.
2. any of various low-growing evergreen shrubs common on such land, as the common heather, Calluna vulgaris. 3. any plant of the genus Erica, or of the family Ericaceae. Cf. heath family.
Pronunciation: (hēth),[key] —n. Edward (Richard George), born 1916, British statesman: prime minister 1970–74.