Petty whin
Whin Whin, n. [W. chwyn weeds, a single weed.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) (a) Gorse; furze. See {Furze}. [1913 Webster]

Through the whins, and by the cairn. --Burns. [1913 Webster] (b) Woad-waxed. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

2. Same as {Whinstone}. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

{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} (Zo["o]l.), the hedge sparrow. [Prov. Eng.]

{Whin Thrush} (Zo["o]l.), the redwing. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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  • petty whin — noun prickly yellow flowered shrub of the moors of New England and Europe • Syn: ↑broom tree, ↑needle furze, ↑Genista anglica • Hypernyms: ↑broom • Member Holonyms: ↑Genista, ↑genus Genista …   Useful english dictionary

  • Whin — Whin, n. [W. chwyn weeds, a single weed.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) (a) Gorse; furze. See {Furze}. [1913 Webster] Through the whins, and by the cairn. Burns. [1913 Webster] (b) Woad waxed. Gray. [1913 Webster] 2. Same as {Whinstone}. [Prov. Eng.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whin bruiser — Whin Whin, n. [W. chwyn weeds, a single weed.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) (a) Gorse; furze. See {Furze}. [1913 Webster] Through the whins, and by the cairn. Burns. [1913 Webster] (b) Woad waxed. Gray. [1913 Webster] 2. Same as {Whinstone}. [Prov.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whin Sparrow — Whin Whin, n. [W. chwyn weeds, a single weed.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) (a) Gorse; furze. See {Furze}. [1913 Webster] Through the whins, and by the cairn. Burns. [1913 Webster] (b) Woad waxed. Gray. [1913 Webster] 2. Same as {Whinstone}. [Prov.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whin Thrush — Whin Whin, n. [W. chwyn weeds, a single weed.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) (a) Gorse; furze. See {Furze}. [1913 Webster] Through the whins, and by the cairn. Burns. [1913 Webster] (b) Woad waxed. Gray. [1913 Webster] 2. Same as {Whinstone}. [Prov.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moor whin — Whin Whin, n. [W. chwyn weeds, a single weed.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) (a) Gorse; furze. See {Furze}. [1913 Webster] Through the whins, and by the cairn. Burns. [1913 Webster] (b) Woad waxed. Gray. [1913 Webster] 2. Same as {Whinstone}. [Prov.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Genista Anglica — Whin Whin, n. [W. chwyn weeds, a single weed.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) (a) Gorse; furze. See {Furze}. [1913 Webster] Through the whins, and by the cairn. Burns. [1913 Webster] (b) Woad waxed. Gray. [1913 Webster] 2. Same as {Whinstone}. [Prov.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pettywhin — Pet ty*whin, n. [Petty + whin.] (Bot.) The needle furze. See under {Needle}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Genista anglica — Taxobox name = Genista anglica image width = 250px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Rosopsida ordo = Fabales familia = Fabaceae genus = Genista species = G. anglica binomial = Genista anglica binomial authority = L. Genista… …   Wikipedia

  • genus Genista — noun chiefly deciduous shrubs or small trees of Mediterranean area and western Asia: broom • Syn: ↑Genista • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Papilionoideae, ↑subfamily Papilionoideae …   Useful english dictionary

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