noun Chiefly British.
Origin of whin
Examples from the Web for whins
There was a fire burning brightly; the waning gloaming without gave the whins, that almost touched the window, a ghostly look.Merkland|Mrs. Oliphant
We lay among the whins and bramble undisturbed till the dusk came on.John Splendid|Neil Munro
They sped along the barren side of the Moors, taking any path or none, whisking through the tall broom and leaping the whins.Patsy|S. R. Crockett
Whins and thistles are the only bad things that Bonnie Scotland has sent out here.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)|William Delisle Hay
A big hole and a flat button will hold against anything—even against Scotch whins and heather.Rivers of Ice|R.M. Ballantyne