Gorse (?), n. [OE. & AS. gorst; perh. akin to E. grow, grass.] Bot.
Furze. See Furze.
The common, overgrown with fern, and rough
With prickly gorse.
Gorse bird Zool., the European linnet; -- called also gorse hatcher. [Prov. Eng.] -- Gorse chat Zool., the winchat. -- Gorse duck, the corncrake; -- called also grass drake, land drake, and corn drake.
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