heath family

heath family
heath′ fam`ily
pln a plant family, Ericaceae, of mostly low shrubs growing in acid soil and having simple narrow leaves, four-petaled bell-shaped flowers, and fruit in the form of a berry or capsule

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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