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Erica + -oid
ericoid (not comparable)
- Of or pertaining to plants of the genus Erica.
- Of plant leaves, small, often leathery, usually needle-like or scale-like, non-deciduous, and generally adapted to poor soils and arid conditions, such as in fynbos and maquis.
- Of plant habit, having ericoid leaves, slender, scrubby and woody, like many Erica species.