Whin (?), n. [W. chwyn weeds, a single weed.]

1. Bot. (a)

Gorse; furze. See Furze.

Through the whins, and by the cairn. Burns.





Same as Whinstone.

[Prov. Eng.]

Moor whinPetty 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 Zool., the hedge sparrow. [Prov. Eng.] -- Whin Thrush Zool., the redwing. [Prov. Eng.]


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