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Whin

whin

1. (Science: botany) gorse; furze. See Furze. Through the whins, and by the cairn. (burns)

woad-waxed.

2. Same as Whinstone.

(Science: botany) moor whin or Petty whin, the redwing.

Origin: W. Chwyn weeds, a single weed.


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