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furze

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noun
  1. gorse.

Origin of furze

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
Also called, especially British, whin.
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furze

noun
  1. another name for gorse
Derived Formsfurzy, 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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