KJV Dictionary Definition: heath



1. A plant of the genus Erica, of many species. It is a shrub which is used in Great Britain for brooms, thatch, beds for the poor, and for heating ovens. Its leaves are small and continue green all the year. It is called also ling.

2. A place overgrown with heath.

3. A place overgrown with shrubs of any kind.


HEATH'FUL, a. helth'ful. Being in a sound state, as a living or organized being; having the parts or organs entire,and their functions in a free, active and undisturbed operation; free from disease. We speak of a healthful body, a healthful person, a healthful plant.

1. Serving to promote health; wholesome; salubrious; as a healthful air or climate; a healthful diet.

2. Indicating health or soundness; as a healthful condition.

3. Salutary; promoting spiritual health.

4. Well disposed; favorable.

A healthful ear to hear. Unusual.