whin

[hwin, win]

Origin of whin

1375–1425; late Middle English whynne, apparently < Scandinavian; compare Icelandic hvīngras bent grass, Danish hvene, Swedish (h)ven
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whin

1
noun
  1. another name for gorse

Word Origin for whin

C11: from Scandinavian; compare Old Danish hvine (græs), Norwegian hvine, Swedish hven

whin

2
noun
  1. short for whinstone

Word Origin for whin

C14: quin, of obscure origin
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