• WordNet 3.6
    • n erica any plant of the genus Erica
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: "You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy."—Erica Jong
    • n Erica (Bot) A genus of shrubby plants, including the heaths, many of them producing beautiful flowers.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n erica A large genus of branched rigid shrubs, of the natural order Ericaceæ, consisting of more than 400 species, most of which are natives of southern Africa, a few being found in Europe and Asia; the heaths. The leaves are very small, narrow, and rigid, and the globose or tubular four-lobed flowers are axillary, or in terminal racemes. The common British heaths are E. Tetralix and E. cinerea. Many of the Cape species are cultivated in greenhouses for the beauty of their flowers. See heath.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Erica e-rī′ka the scientific name for heath
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. L. erice, heath, Gr.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. ereikē, heath.


In literature:

She ain't in it with Raceland or Erica.
"Adventures and Letters" by Richard Harding Davis
Tom and Erica laughed, but the incident set Erica thinking.
"We Two" by Edna Lyall
Those of Erica tetralix.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
She was sure she would not have liked Erica Wieland.
"Pointed Roofs" by Dorothy Richardson
The ranges I named the Erica Ranges, after one of my sisters.
"Spinifex and Sand" by David W Carnegie
Erica crescenta, Erica paperina, E. purpurea, E. flammea, and at what season they come into blossom in England?
"Notes & Queries, No. 38, Saturday, July 20, 1850" by Various
This may be well seen in many species of Salvia and Erica.
"Darwinism (1889)" by Alfred Russel Wallace
This elegant fucus is of the Erica Marina or Sargazo kind, but has much finer parts than that.
"A Voyage to New Holland" by William Dampier
Erica carnea, 92, 166.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
I apprehend the passage which ERICA quotes from Lord Coke has not the significance which he attributes to it.
"Notes and Queries, Number 185, May 14, 1853" by Various
When she saw Erica, she flew over the grass, and threw herself down in it at Erica's feet.
"Feats on the Fiord" by Harriet Martineau
ALATERNOIDES africana ericae foliis, floribus albicantibus et muscosis.
"The Botanical Magazine Vol. 7" by William Curtis
ERICA speaks of "Weaver's" Account.
"Notes and Queries, Number 206, October 8, 1853" by Various
Our route lay over a sort of moorland, sprinkled with rare ericas such as we carefully preserve in greenhouses at home.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
Erica on Countess of Desmond, 565.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
These Ericas require, at the same time, a regular temperature and a uniform moisture.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
Erica mediterranea, Vulgaris, Alporti, Hammondii, multiflora, and rubrum.
"Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens" by Ernest Thomas Cook
This was Erica, the flower-of-the-heath.
"Ekkehard. Vol. I (of II)" by Joseph Victor Scheffel
She handed it to the chieftain, who laughed immoderately, joined by Erica.
"Ekkehard. Vol. II (of II)." by Joseph Victor Scheffel
Every woman present danced well; but none better than Erica.
"Feats on the Fiord" by Harriet Martineau

In news:

Student Erica Estrada, left, s. A subscription is required for some content.
Student Erica Estrada, left, shows Karen Steen, Heritage High School principal, some of the baked goods for sale on Thursday at the "Simply Bazaar" event in Rogers.
Student Erica Estrada, left, shows.
Sam and Erica 's mother and father host a lunch for Lenin's parents to celebrate the baby news, but Barb doesn't seem to.
Erica tells Brent to be true to.
"Exclamation Point" at The Fridge, Erica Rebollar's "Space Junk".
Erica Fuller powers Saugatuck girls to victory.
Erica Gorzen of St, Pat's is this week's Teacher of the Week.
Erica Dodge to perform at opera house Nov 17.
Erica Nish earns final Great West Player of the Week honors.
Erica McCall commits to Stanford.
Erica McCall, the No 11 prospect in the 2013 class, gave a verbal commitment to Stanford on Saturday.
On Erica 's first day on the air last...
Erica van de Waal, University of St Andrews – Social Learning in Primates.
Erica Bell and Katie Finnegan.

In science:

Many thanks to Erica Ellingson and the CNOC1 collaboration, for providing us with the full CNOC1 catalogue for this analysis.
The Evolution of [OII] Emission from Cluster Galaxies
See the talks by Roland Waldi, Stephanie Hansmann-Menzemer, Yangheng Zheng, Erica Polycarpo Macedo, Kai Zhu, Ruslan Chistov and Marco Grassi at this conference. 2. M.
Bottom Production, Spectroscopy and Lifetimes
I would like to thank Marcin Sawicki and Mike Gladders for providing the graphics for the paper and insightful discussions, and also Erica Ellingson for useful comments.
Photometric Redshift Techniques: Reliability and Applications