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furze

[furz] /fɜrz/
noun
1.
Also called, especially British, whin.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English furse, firse, Old English fyr(e)s; akin to Russian pyréĭ couch grass, Greek pȳrós wheat, Lithuanian dialect pūraĩ winter wheat
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British Dictionary definitions for furze

furze

/fɜːz/
noun
1.
another name for gorse
Derived Forms
furzy, adjective
Word Origin
Old English fyrs
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Word Origin and History for furze
n.

"evergreen shrub," Old English fyrs, of unknown origin, with no known connections.

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