either of two low-growing shrubs, Andromeda glaucophylla or A. polifolia, of the heath family, having narrow evergreen leaves and clusters of pink or white flowers.
another name for marsh andromeda
noun a blackish tufted cyperaceous plant, Schoenus nigricans, growing on boggy ground Historical Examples Killarney Mary Gorges
See under spavin (def 1). a disease of the hock joint of horses in which enlargement occurs because of collected fluids (bog spavin) bony growth (bone spavin) or distention of the veins (blood spavin) an excrescence or enlargement so formed. Historical Examples Diseases of the Horse’s Foot Harry Caulton Reeks noun (vet science) enlargement of […]
a person who lives or travels among bogs. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a native or inhabitant of Ireland. noun a highly offensive term for an Irish person