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furze

[ furz ]
/ fɜrz /
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Definition of furze

noun
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Also called, especially British, whin.

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
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British Dictionary definitions for furze

furze
/ (fɜːz) /

noun
another name for gorse

Derived forms of furze

furzy, adjective

Word Origin for furze

Old English fyrs
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