Heather bell(Bot.), one of the pretty subglobose flowers of two European kinds of heather (Erica Tetralix, and E. cinerea).

(Heath"er*y) a. Heathy; abounding in heather; of the nature of heath.

(Heath"y) a. Full of heath; abounding with heath; as, heathy land; heathy hills. Sir W. Scott.

(Heat"ing) a. That heats or imparts heat; promoting warmth or heat; exciting action; stimulating; as, heating medicines or applications.

Heathendom to Heavy

(Hea"then*dom) n. [AS. h&aemacrðendom.]

1. That part of the world where heathenism prevails; the heathen nations, considered collectively.

2. Heathenism. C. Kingsley.

(Hea"then*esse) n. [AS. h&aemacrðennes, i. e., heathenness.] Heathendom. [Obs.] Chaucer. Sir W. Scott.

(Hea"then*ish), a. [AS. h&aemacrðenisc.]

1. Of or pertaining to the heathen; resembling or characteristic of heathens. "Worse than heathenish crimes." Milton.

2. Rude; uncivilized; savage; cruel. South.

3. Irreligious; as, a heathenish way of living.

(Hea"then*ish*ly), adv. In a heathenish manner.

(Hea"then*ish*ness), n. The state or quality of being heathenish. "The . . . heathenishness and profaneness of most playbooks." Prynne.

(Hea"then*ism) n.

1. The religious system or rites of a heathen nation; idolatry; paganism.

2. The manners or morals usually prevalent in a heathen country; ignorance; rudeness; barbarism.

(Hea"then*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Heathenized (-izd); p. pr. & vb. n. Heathenizing (- i`zing).] To render heathen or heathenish. Firmin.

(Hea"then*ness), n. [Cf. Heathenesse.] State of being heathen or like the heathen.

(Hea"then*ry) n.

1. The state, quality, or character of the heathen.

Your heathenry and your laziness.
C. Kingsley.

2. Heathendom; heathen nations.

(Heath"er) (he&thlig"er; 277. This is the only pronunciation in Scotland), n. [See Heath.] Heath. [Scot.]

Gorse and grass
And heather, where his footsteps pass,
The brighter seem.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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