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Whin Whin, n. [W. chwyn weeds, a single weed.] 1. (Bot.) (a) Gorse; furze. See Furze. Through the whins, and by the cairn. --Burns. (b) Woad-waxed. --Gray. 2. Same as Whinstone. [Prov. Eng.] Moor whin or Petty whin (Bot.), a low prickly shrub (Genista Anglica) common in Western Europe. Whin bruiser, a machine for cutting and bruising whin, or furze, to feed cattle on. Whin Sparrow (Zo["o]l.), the hedge sparrow. [Prov. Eng.] Whin Thrush (Zo["o]l.), the redwing. [Prov. Eng.]
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Furze Furze, n. [OE. firs, As. fyrs.] (Bot.) A thorny evergreen shrub (Ulex Europ[ae]us), with beautiful yellow flowers, very common upon the plains and hills of Great Britain; -- called also gorse, and whin. The dwarf furze is Ulex nanus.

Meaning of whin from wikipedia

- Ulex (commonly known as gorse, furze or whin) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Fabaceae. The genus comprises about 20 species of thorny evergreen...
- WHIN (1010 AM), licensed to Gallatin, Tennessee, is a radio station broadcasting an adult hits format. The station is owned by Brayden Madison Broadcasting...
- The Whin Sill or Great Whin Sill is a tabular layer of the igneous rock dolerite in County Durham, Northumberland and ****bria in the northeast of England...
- Whin Rigg is a fell in the English Lake District, situated in the western segment of the national park, 22 kilometres south east of the town of Whitehaven...
- Brockley Whins is an area of Jarrow as it has a NE32 postcode, in South Tyneside, England. It is served by Brockley Whins Metro station. Media related...
- Ulex europaeus (gorse, common gorse, furze or whin) is a species of flowering plant in the family Fabaceae, native to the British Isles and Western Europe...
- Pike Whin Bog is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Easington district of east County Durham, England. It is situated just east of Hurworth Burn...
- Genista anglica (petty whin, needle furze, needle whin) is a shrubby flowering plant of the family Fabaceae which can be found growing in Cornwall, Wales...
- Brockley Whins is a station on the Tyne and Wear Metro, serving the areas of Boldon Colliery & Brockley Whins in South Tyneside. The Tyne and Wear Metro...
- area Yad Moss). Unusually for the Pennines, rock of igneous origin (the Whin Sill) contributes to the surface geology and scenery of Teesdale. Around...
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