1) The usual word formerly for what we now call heather.
1525 falc’ le hethe, Barkisland
1562 a new Intakk having in yt v, xij, or xx tooftes or bushes of heath, Rawdon
1579 wyllde Hidde and closs Lynge, Littondale
1612 very mossie, barren and unfruitful ground full of heath, Bradford Moor.