Whin

Whin

(?), n. [W. chwyn weeds, a single weed.]
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1. (Bot.) (a) Gorse; furze. See Furze.
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Through the whins, and by the cairn.
Burns.
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(b) Woad-waxed. Gray.
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2. Same as Whinstone. [Prov. Eng.]
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Moor whin or Petty whin (Bot.), a low prickly shrub (Genista Anglica) common in Western Europe. -- Whin bruiser, a machine for cutting and bruising whin, or furze, to feed cattle on. -- Whin Sparrow (Zol.), the hedge sparrow. [Prov. Eng.] -- Whin Thrush (Zol.), the redwing. [Prov. Eng.]
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