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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  furze 
  n  :  very  spiny  and  dense  evergreen  shrub  with  fragrant 
  golden-yellow  flowers;  common  throughout  western  Europe 
  [syn:  {gorse},  {whin},  {Irish  gorse},  {Ulex  europaeus}] 




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