furze

furze

[furz]
noun
Also called, especially British, whin.


Origin:
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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furze (fɜːz)
 
n
another name for gorse
 
[Old English fyrs]
 
'furzy
 
adj

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furze
"evergreen shrub," O.E. fyrs, of unknown origin, with no known connections.
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