1. <botany> Gorse; furze. See Furze. "Through the whins, and by the cairn." (Burns)

Woad-waxed.

2. Same as Whinstone.

<botany> Moor whin or Petty whin, the redwing.

Origin: W. Chwyn weeds, a single weed.

(01 Mar 1998)

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