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  3  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gorse  \Gorse\,  n.  [OE.  &  AS  gorst;  perh.  akin  to  E.  grow, 
  grass.]  (Bot.) 
  Furze.  See  {Furze}. 
 
  The  common,  overgrown  with  fern,  and  rough  With  prickly 
  gorse.  --Cowper. 
 
  {Gorse  bird}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  European  linnet;  --  called  also 
  {gorse  hatcher}.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  {Gorse  chat}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  winchat. 
 
  {Gorse  duck},  the  corncrake;  --  called  also  {grass  drake}, 
  {land  drake},  and  {corn  drake}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gorse 
  n  :  very  spiny  and  dense  evergreen  shrub  with  fragrant 
  golden-yellow  flowers;  common  throughout  western  Europe 
  [syn:  {furze},  {whin},  {Irish  gorse},  {Ulex  europaeus}] 




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