furze

[ furz ]
/ fɜrz /

noun


Nearby words

  1. furuncular,
  2. furunculoid,
  3. furunculosis,
  4. furunculus,
  5. fury,
  6. fusain,
  7. fusan,
  8. fusarium,
  9. fusarium wilt,
  10. fuscous

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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British Dictionary definitions for furze

furze

/ (fɜːz) /

noun

another name for gorse
Derived Formsfurzy, adjective

Word Origin for furze

Old English fyrs

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Word Origin and History for furze

furze

n.

"evergreen shrub," Old English fyrs, of unknown origin, with no known connections.

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