Pronounced Pron. HEETH-klif
Other Forms FormsHethecliff, Hetheclif
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Contributor Contrib.VictoriaCalledTori on 10/9/2007
Meaning "from the heath cliff," or "from the cliff with heath". It was created by Emily Bronte for her novel, Wuthering Heights. Composed literally of the words heath and cliff. Heath is a shrubland consisting of open, low growing, woody plant life and is found on mainly infertile acidic soils.